In the United States, Pro Quest's policy is to accept master's theses and dissertations from all institutions which have been accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies (Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association and Western Association) for inclusion in the Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses database.
Republishing someone else's work, even in abbreviated form, requires permission from the author or copyright owner.
You must receive permission from the author(s) and include it with your submission before we can publish it in your dissertation or thesis. Crews, a Professor at Indiana University's School of Law, has kindly given us permission to provide a PDF copy of his booklet Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities.
Prior Publication Pro Quest Dissertation and Theses Dissemination program offers a number of mechanisms that can help address concerns about prior publication and its potential to impact future publishing opportunities.
The following statement explains in detail how we assist author’s with prior publication concerns. Pro Quest welcomes graduate (post-graduate) works from all countries.