Copyright, Publishing, Intellectual Property

“Dissertation to Book: Separating Truth from Fiction”

Event Held October 23, 2013

As the academic job market continues to constrict, new PhDs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences are more keenly aware than ever of the need to turn their dissertations into published books. At the same time, many campuses are now requiring PhD candidates to file their dissertations electronically, with full-text made available online through ProQuest's Digital Dissertations and Theses database and/or an institutional repository. Not surprisingly, graduate students are left wondering, “If I put my dissertation online, will it hurt my chances of publishing with a reputable press?”

UCLA Library hosted a panel discussion with acquisitions editors from respected academic presses to address questions regarding the relationship between electronic dissertations and scholarly publishing.

This video is available to UCLA faculty, students, and staff.

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