Bond University higher degree theses are placed into the University's open access Research Portal, and are fully searchable via Library Search, Trove (National Library of Australia) and through web search engines, giving PhD graduates maximum visibility for their research.
Copyright and detailed formatting information is provided in the HDR Handbook.
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The Library assists students to submit a copyright-compliant and correctly formatted version of their thesis for examination and final upload to the Bond Research Portal.
Students should use the Copyright for Researchers Toolkit and Excel Copyright Log to keep track of copyright material used, requests for copyright permission, and licences and permissions received during their research and thesis writing period. (See the Managing copyright material in your thesis page of this guide for further information.)
Students must submit a separate PDF file of copyright permissions for the reproduction of published articles and other third-party copyright material included in their thesis to the Library.
Licences and permissions should be saved as PDFs and compiled into one PDF file named 'Copyright Permissions'. This file should be provided with the Thesis for a copyright check.
Consult the Bond HDR Handbook for detailed information on how your thesis should be formatted and submitted. All theses are to follow the formatting as shown in the Handbook.
It is important to follow the formatting guide.
The thesis must be submitted in PDF format.
Convert the Word version of your thesis to PDF by going to the Word Menu bar and selecting File > Save as Adobe PDF. You can also try this online PDF conversion service for free: Doc2PDF Online. Contact IT Services if you have any conversion difficulties.
All current HDR students are introduced to the WorkFlowGen Portal (WFG) early in their candidature.
Check the HDR Handbook for further information about the Thesis submission WorkflowGen process.
The WorkFlowGen submission of your thesis for examination will first go to the Library for copyright and format checking before being approved by the faculty.
The following requirements apply to Bond research higher degree students (i.e. Doctoral or Masters by research) under the Higher Degree Research Student Supervision Policy RES 4.4.3 and the HDR handbook.
Before commencing the Examination process, the candidate must submit:
Candidates must lodge the final examined version of their thesis using the Thesis Deposit form in WorkflowGen (WFG) with the following documents:
The Library does not require a print copy of the thesis.
Applying a CC licence to a thesis is beneficial in protecting the work in an Open Access environment as it specifies the permitted re-use of the work.
The recommended CC licence to attach to a thesis is the Attribution Non Commercial-No Derivatives Licence 4.0 (CC BY NC-ND).
NC means that the licensor (the copyright owner) reserves the right to exploit the material commercially.
The intent and purpose of the ND restriction is to protect the integrity of the work. The right to modify and share the work is reserved by the author.
The option to apply the CC licence to your thesis is included in the Thesis submission process via the HDR Workflow Portal.
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