Publish Ph.D. or Licentiate thesis

We e-publish dissertations from Linköping University. Which kind of dissertation are you writing?

Monographs (a whole book without appended articles) are published in their entirety.

Compilation theses (or comprehensive summary theses) include a number appended pepers. Before publication of your thesis these papers are removed, and only the summary (in Swedish: kappan) will be published. If the papers are published they are registered as separate records in DiVA and cross-linked to the thesis-record. Unpublished papers (e.g. pre-prints, manuscripts, submitted and accepted articles) are not registered at all at this stage. But we encurage you to please contact when they are published in a journal, as a book chapter, or as a conference paper. Then we will register them and cross-link them to the dissertation record afterwards.

If you have started working at LiU and defended your PhD or licentiate thesis at another University, you can create a record in LiU:s DiVA for your thesis. It can then be linked to your profile page on We do not republish the PDF of your thesis. Instead a link could be added to the PDF on the University where you defended your thesis. Please follow these instructions:

  1. If you have written a comprehensive summary thesis, please first register the published appended articles as separate records in DiVA. Follow this guide.
    NOTE! Unpublished manuscrtipt and pre-prints are not registred in DiVA.
  2. Log in to DiVA with your LiU-ID
  3. You can change the language to English in the top right corner.
  4. Click on "Add publication / Upload files".
  5. Choose type of publication (Licentiate or Doctoral thesis) and click ”Continue”.
  6. If you have written a comprehensive summary theses, search and add the published articles appended to your theesis and click ”Continue".
  7. Fill in the information about your thesis. Fill in DOI if applicable, otherwise fill in the link to your thesis in the field URL.
  8. Click ”Continue” and don't upload any files.
  9. Click ”Continue” and check the registred information.
  10. Click "Submit".
  11. We need to approve the publication of the record. Therefore, send an email to when you are finished and we will make the record visible.

Check list

During the writing:

  • Download a template to use in your word processing program.
  • Order ISBN and Serial Number in a LiU Series
    > Link to the form
  • Send your thesis to us for a plagiarism check (optional)
    We can offer you to do a plagiarism check of your thesis text. You will get a report within a few days.
    > Link to the form.
  • Request permission from the publishers to reuse (include) your papers in the dissertation.
    Read about how to do (pdf)
  • Make a spikblad
    either using a template from your department / faculty or with our service Skapa spikblad
  • Get your permanent link
    If you did not use the Skapa spikblad service, you can get a permanent link to your thesis. You then have to registrer a record for your thesis in DiVA to get the link.
    1. Log in to DiVA with your LiU-ID
    2. You can change the language to English in the top right corner.
    3. Click on "Add publication / Upload files"
    4. Choose type of publication (Licentiate or Doctoral thesis) and click ”Continue”.
    5. Add the published articles appended to your theesis and click ”Continue". Note! Pre-prints and unpublished manuscript are not registred in DiVA.
    6. Fill in other information about your thesis (It does not have to be complete, we will go through the record later on).
    7. Click ”Continue” twice until you reach the summary.
    8. Copy the link besides "Permanent link". It has this format:
    9. Note! Don't forget to save the record by clicking "Submit". The link is now connected to your thesis but will start workning when we have checked the record.

Before e-publication

  • Download and fill in a publishing agreement, print, write, scan, and send as an e-mail to . If you want the thesis e-published at the time for nailing, you should submit the publishing agreement to us before it is sent in print. If we get it later we will publish it as soon as possible.
  • In addition, follow the instructions you received from your department / faculty and the printing office. If you print your thesis at LiU-Tryck, we will get the pdf-files of your thesis directly from. Hence, you don't have to send any pdf-files to us.

After e-publication

  • We send you an e-mail so that you can check the thesis record so that everything looks fine!
  • Tweet, link your thesis at Facebook, ResearchGate etc. Plese use one of the permanent links to your thesis. These are either the one starting with: or