Bond University Library provides access to higher degree theses awarded to students of the University on the Research Portal.
There are many advantages for digitised access to Bond University higher degree theses including:
The following requirement applies to Bond research higher degree students (i.e. Doctoral or Masters by research) under the University Degree Regulations:
Bond University higher degree theses are fully searchable via Library Search, Trove (National Library of Australia) and through web search engines, giving you maximum visibility for your research.
If copyright of a publication has been, or will be, assigned or transferred to a publisher permission must be sought to reproduce the work in the thesis and allow for a digital copy of the final published version to be made available in the theses collection of the University's Open Access Research Portal.
Publisher permission for the reproduction of copyright works, e.g. articles, graphics, surveys, can take different routes.
The permission letter template in the Copyright for Researchers Toolkit (above) can be used in many cases, however some publishers direct permission requests through to the Copyright Clearance Centre based in the USA, whilst other publishers have their own online permission request form. This information is often found on the same page as the published article, or on the journal website.
! Refer to the HDR Handbook for important detailed information on the treatment of published works in a thesis.
The Manager, Scholarly Publications & Copyright can assist with the copyright permissions process and general copyright queries.
If the published version of an article is to be included in the thesis the publisher's permission statement must appear before the article.
Author, Title, Journal Title, Volume/Issue, DOI, Copyright ©, [year], Link to the published article on the publisher's website.
Reproduced with permission from [Publisher].
A signed copy of the Theses Copyright Statement and Deposit Form and Candidate's instructions regarding availability of thesis together with a file of all copyright permissions must be submitted with the electronic copy of your thesis. These forms, file of permissions and the electronic copy of the thesis will be submitted to the Library on your behalf by the Faculty Research Development Manager. Print copies of Bond Theses are no longer required to be submitted as of 23 March 2017.
The thesis must be submitted in PDF format. Adobe Distiller software converts documents in other formats (e.g. Word or Excel) to PDF (Portable Document Format). Online PDF conversion services are available eg. Create Adobe PDF online or Doc2PDF Online
The author should clearly indicate if all or part of the theses is restricted, and the time frames that the restrictions should apply.
The Bond HDR Handbook also has information on how your thesis should be formatted and submitted.
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