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Two primary submission options are offered for our university publishing partners – online and paper submission. We also have programs for retrospective publishing and open access publishing of graduate works. Each is covered in one of the sections below:

Why use online submission

ProQuest Dissertation Publishing offers a free online system for submission of dissertations and theses, used by over 400 of our university publishing partners. Trials and demonstrations are available at

For institutions that have an existing reliable electronic submission tool, we offer alternative ingest options.

Online submission is easier, faster, and results in the highest quality version of the published graduate work. For example, it offers:

  • A shorter publishing process: on average, 2 to 4 weeks shorter than paper submissions
  • No printing or shipping requirement: all submission work occurs online, so no copies to print and no boxes to pack and ship
  • No paper forms to complete and mail: all forms can be completed online
  • Preservation of the graduate work as submitted: with the "born digital" version of a graduate work, we can capture all color images, graphs, etc., exactly as the author intended.
  • True accessibility for the vision-impaired: scanned images of paper submissions cannot be interpreted by screen readers; only PDFs created from the original electronic document are readable.
  • Ongoing support for paper submission

While we encourage all our university publishing partners to migrate to online submission, ProQuest Dissertation Publishing continues to support paper submission. Questions about paper submission can be directed to our Author and School Relations group.

Note: As of January 2, 2014, please use the following address for all paper submissions:
ProQuest Dissertations
699 James L. Hart Pkwy.
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

ETD and FTP dissertations will continue to be processed at ProQuest: 789 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
Open Access Publishing PLUS

In scholarly publishing circles, interest in open access publishing continues to grow (content that a reader can access free of charge). ProQuest Dissertation Publishing offers an Open Access publishing option through an online repository called PQDT Open—with access to graduate works worldwide. Contact us if you have any questions about Open Access Publishing PLUS.
Our Digital Archiving and Access Program

The Digital Archiving and Access Program enables your institution to archive and preserve paper dissertations and theses from past years that you currently store in your library as vulnerable paper documents. All the advantages of publishing new dissertations and theses can also be conferred on this archive of scholarship and institutional history. For more information on how you can take advantage of this program, please contact us.