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Theses and dissertations: Publishing theses and other publications

Publishing master's and bachelor's theses

The master's and bachelor’s theses are submitted to Aaltodoc publication archive via MyCourses and the eAge electronic service delivery system. If you are preparing a bachelor's or master's thesis, bear in mind the following issues related to the publicity of the thesis:

 

  • An approved thesis is a public document. About official documents, please see the Constitution of Finland, Section 12.2 and the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, Section 1. See also Aalto University General Regulations on Teaching and Studying, Section 33
  • Confidential information should be presented in a separate background material and not part of the thesis. This is based on the guidelines published by the Ministry of Education and Culture (2/500/2004).
  • Students can decide about the availability of the archived master's thesis. Archived copies of the thesis itself may be viewed at the Learning Centre in electronic or in printed form. In addition, theses produced in a digital format will be electronically sent by the Learning Centre to anyone requesting a copy.

 

Based on the decision by the Administrative Court of Northern Finland (15.2.2019/0036/1),  according to Finland’s Act on the Openness of Government Activities (621/1999) and related legislation, if an electronic version of a thesis exists, it has to be sent by email to any private person requesting it, even if the author has not has not opted the full text of their work to be public online. Copyright does not restrict giving access to information from a thesis that is a public document and hence, author’s permission is not necessary.

Please note, interlibrary loan service may send a printed thesis to another library to be used at the library's premises.

More information on the publicity of theses in Into.

 

Electronic archiving

Majority of new theses are archived in electronic form.

  • Archived file should be the final version of the thesis.
  • The PDF/A file of the thesis cannot be corrected or changed after the approved thesis has arrived in Aaltodoc.
  • Archived file should be in PDF/A-1a, -1b, -2a or -2b format.
  • Student may decide whether the master thesis will be published in open network or closed network.
  • Student can postpone the publication of the thesis in open network by one (1) year.
  • Publishing of bachelor thesis depends of the school.

 

Further information

  • Instructions and schedules for Master's and Bachelor’s thesis can be found on the programme's Into pages.
  • servicedesk [at] aalto.fi helps you with PDF/A conversion issues.
  • eage [at] aalto.fi helps you if something went wrong while downloading your thesis to eAGE.
  • turnitin [at] aalto.fi helps you if you have proplems using the Turnitin program.
  • aaltodoc-help [at] aalto.fi helps you after the thesis file have been archived to Aaltodoc.

Publishing dissertations

Dissertations of the Aalto University are published in the DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS series. Publications are put together on the publication platform webservice, where the process is finished with placing an order to the printing house. Some dissertations of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture are published by The Aalto ARTS Books publishing house.

It is preferable to publish the electronic version of the dissertation in Aaltodoc publication archive. The publication can be published in Aaltodoc repository only upon the permission of all the publication authors.

Further information:

Making other publications

Publications of the Aalto University are put together on the publication platform webservice, and the process is finished with placing an order to the printing house. ISSN- and ISBN-numbers along with Aalto Serial number are generated automatically at the publication platform when ordering the publication. Concerning other publications, please contact: julkaisut@aalto.fi

Electronic publications of the Aalto University are published in Aaltodoc publication repository. The publication can be published in Aaltodoc only upon the permission of all the publication authors.

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