Final Format Check

Once your thesis or dissertation has been defended and all revisions requested by your academic advisor and committee members have been made and approved, you must submit your final manuscript to the editor to be approved for printing and binding.

Submission Procedures

  1. Verify that all required elements are present and the document is formatted according to the Institute’s Form of Theses and Dissertations. Because the editor will produce a final, archival PDF file from your document, no incomplete information is permitted.
  2. Submit your full manuscript in a single Microsoft Word file to the editor via e-mail. Oversize foldouts may be submitted as separate files, but headings and page numbers should already be located on the page in line with the annotated sample manuscript.

Once you have submitted your manuscript, the editor will generally complete the format check within three business days. If there are issues that need to be resolved, you may need to revise and resubmit. If the final, university deadline for graduation is approaching, please be sure to submit your manuscript to the editor in plenty of time before then.

Once the formatting is approved, the editor will create and return to you a final, archival PDF from which you should print your bound copies for submission to the Institute. The editor will also update the editing queue to indicate that your manuscript is approved for printing and binding.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed by the FAQ, you may contact the editor by email.

Technical Details

Bookmarked PDFs are exported using Adobe’s PDFMaker plugin for Microsoft Office