Electronic Thesis Submission Instructions

The direct URL is http://www.etdadmin.com/publichealthyale

  • Begin the process by clicking the “Submit my dissertation/thesis” link in the right-side box titled “Ready to Begin” and from there select the option to create a new account.
  • Once you have finished the account creation, log in.
  • The submission process does not need to happen all at once. After each step, you can stop, log out, and come back to it later.

The following corresponds to the various submission steps.

Publishing Information:

  • Select Type of Publishing: You can chose either “Traditional Publishing” or “Open Access.” Selecting the “traditional publishing” option fulfills your YSPH submission requirement and is free of charge. There is a $95 fee if you choose “open access” publishing.
  • Select Publishing Restrictions: If you want to you can restrict access to your thesis for up to two years after submission. Some do this in order to have time to publish the results in a journal article first.

Publishing agreement
You should read the entire publishing agreement so you know exactly what you are agreeing to. Basically here you are agreeing to allow ProQuest/UMI to add your thesis to their database and to provide access to it.

Dissertation/Thesis details
Here you will need to input the following information:

  • Title
  • Year Completed
  • Year Degree Awarded
  • Degree Awarded (should be Master of Public Health)
  • Department (should be School of Public Health)
  • Advisor/Committee Chair (add your first readers name here)
  • Committee Members (add your second readers name here)
  • Description of Dissertation/Thesis
  • Keywords (add anything you would like here that will help people know what your thesis is about. Make sure to include your department (CDE, EMD, etc) as one of the keywords rather than the primary subject category, which should be Public Health)
  • Abstract (This is required. You can copy and paste it here)
  • Primary Language. (The default is English)

Here you will upload the PDF file of your thesis that you created during the PDF conversion process.

Supplemental files (optional)
An optional step. You can upload supplemental file if you wish. Examples of these would be spreadsheets or datasets or videos. One thing you should not upload is something for which you do not have a copyright. E.g. a copy of a copyrighted survey instrument you used to collect data.

Notes (optional)
This is an optional field where you can add a note for the YSPH administrator who will be reviewing your submission.

In the next few steps of the electronic submission process you will be deciding if you want ProQuest/UMI to register your copyright for you, if you want to order bound copies of your thesis for yourself or others.

  • Register U.S. Copyright: On this screen you will have the option of having ProQuest/UMI file a claim of copyright on your behalf. You DO NOT need to do this if you do not want to. Copyright is a complicated area of the law, but two things are important to remember:
    1. You automatically have copyright when you create a work, like a thesis, and have it in a fixed form (meaning it is on paper or in an electronic file and not just in your head). This option to register the copyright with the US Copyright Office is simply here for your convenience.
    2. You can always register your copyright yourself and for less cost. More info on copyright is available at http://copyright.gov/
  • Order copies: On this screen you can order bound copies of your thesis. There isNO requirement to do this.
  • If you chose not to order any copies, then select the “Decline – do not order” option at the bottom of the screen.
  • Submit: Here you have the chance to review a summary of the choices you have made so far. Be certain you have the title and your name correct.

Rev. 5/1/2015