UCI Thesis and Dissertation Manual (Paper Submission)

Manuscript Preparation and Submission Procedures for Paper Submission

Master's Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations


Prepared by: University Archives, The UCI Libraries and the Graduate Division
University of California, Irvine
Printable version of the manual (PDF) Requires Adobe Acrobat (free download).

1. Basic Information for the Candidate

1.1. Introduction to Using the Manual
1.2. Your Responsibilities as a Candidate
1.3. The Role of University Archives

2. Preparing Your Manuscript

2.1. Introduction
2.2. Manuscript Sections
2.3. Length and Thickness
2.4. Paper Quality and Size
2.5. Selecting a Typeface
2.6. Margins
2.7. Spacing and Layout
2.8. Pagination
2.9. Figures and Illustrations
2.10. Footnotes and Endnotes
2.11. Electronic and Audiovisual Appendices
2.12. Style Manuals

3. Using Copyrighted Material

3.1. Fair Use of Quoted Material by Other Authors
3.2. Incorporating Your Previously Published Work (Copyright held by another)
3.3. Obtaining Your Publisher's Permission When Including Material Committed to Future Publication
3.4. Additional resources on how to find Copyright and Fair Use resources

4. Copyrighting Your Manuscript

4.1. How to Secure Copyright
4.2. Copyright Page
4.3. Copyright Registration

5. Submitting Your Manuscript to University Archives

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Master's Thesis Submission Checklist
5.3. Ph.D. Dissertation Submission Checklist
5.4. Publishing Your Work Elsewhere

6. Appendices

6.1. Sample Preliminary Pages
6.2. Graduate Degrees Awarded by UCI
6.3. Important Contacts
6.4. Graduate Student Deadlines
6.5. Thesis and Dissertation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
6.6. Points to Double Check- Avoid These Common Mistakes!