Copyright and your Thesis

Copyright Statement

Any reuse of copyrighted materials within your thesis or dissertation must be accompanied by written permission by the copyright holder.

Use of Previously Published Works in a Thesis or Dissertation

The Graduate School grants students permission to use their previously published works in their thesis or dissertation using an article-based thesis structure (see Thesis & Dissertation Structures and Formatting). If you plan to include previously published works into your thesis, you should gain approval at the departmental level. Your advisor is aware of departmental thesis structure requirements.

During the submission process to an academic journal, you may have transferred the copyright of your work to the publisher. You must obtain written permission from the copyright holder if you are including your previously owned work in your thesis. You, the author, will be responsible for securing all permissions and pay any fees associated with obtaining these permissions to reuse your work. You will need to upload these permission letters as Copyright Permissions when you upload your thesis to HammerRR.

All reused publications will need to be formatted to conform to University requirements. All previously published works and works submitted for review shall warrant an acknowledgment in your thesis document. Many publishers require a specific statement which you should place three (3) single spaces below the title of the chapter.

Copyright and Fair Use

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