Graduate Division

Submission and Electronic Publication of the Thesis and Dissertation

Style Policy

It is the student’s responsibility to prepare a final manuscript that meets the style requirements of both the UH Hilo Graduate Division and his or her graduate program. Please follow the UH Mānoa Style and Policy Guide for Electronic Thesis and Dissertations for general guidelines on the physical format of the manuscript with the following exceptions:

  • Signature Page – Do not include a signature page. Signatures appear only on Form 3: Thesis/Project/Dissertation and Degree Requirements Completion and are not included in the manuscript. By signing this form, committee members indicate approval of the content and the form of the finalized manuscript.
  • Abstract – An abstract is required for all theses. For more information about formatting your abstract, please see the ProQuest/UMI guide to preparing your manuscript for submission.
  • Margins – For margin specifications, please see the ProQuest/UMI guide to preparing your manuscript for submission.

Submission

All graduate works must be submitted via ETD Administrator, a web-based service for the submission and publication of student theses and dissertations. In the case where online submission is unfeasible, please contact the Mookini Library or call (808) 932-7296 for assistance.

Students must first create an account to start the submission process. ETD Administrator will then walk you through the next several steps. Please see the guides and other resources on the ETD Administrator website for more information on publishing options and copyright as well as frequently asked questions about online submission. The ETD Administrator submission process must be completed by the required deadline in the University Academic Calendar to submit Form 3: Thesis/Project/Dissertation and Degree Requirements Completion to the Library and the Graduate Division.

Publication

Publication is required for all theses.

Archive

In addition to publication, deposit of an open-access copy in the UH Hilo online institutional repository is required. Submission will be made as part of the ETD Administrator process.