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Thesis collection: Publishing theses and other publications
Master's and bachelor's theses are public documents
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:
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).
Author can decide about the availability of the archived master's thesis file. Electronic thesis file may be openly available at Aaltodoc or only available localy at the Harald Herllin Learning Centre. 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.
More information on the publicity of theses in Into.
Theses are archived only in electronic form.
Archived file should be the final version of the theses
The PDF file of the thesis cannot be corrected or changed after the approved thesis file has arrived in Aaltodoc
Archived file should be in PDF/A-1a, -1b, -2a or -2b format
Student may decide whether the master thesis file will be published in open network (Aaltodoc)
Student can postpone the publication of the thesis file in open network by one (1) year
Publishing of bachelor thesis file depends of the school
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aaltodoc-help [at] aalto.fi helps you after the thesis file have been archived to Aaltodoc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 doctoral thesis
Doctoral theses of the Aalto University are published in the DOCTORAL THESES series. Publications are put together on the publication platform webservice. Some doctoral theses of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture are published by The Aalto ARTS Books publishing house.
Questions relating the use of the publication platform, the publishing process and the Aalto publication series: julkaisut [at] aalto.fi
Questions relating the Aaltodoc, the electronic publishing and the electronic archiving of theses: aaltodoc-help [at] aalto.fi
Making other publications
Publications of the Aalto University are mainly put together on the publication platform webservice. ISSN- and ISBN-numbers along with Aalto Serial number are generated automatically at the publication platform when ordering the publication.