For questions about doctoral dissertation processes prior to approval and publishing of the final version of your dissertation, please click on your degree program in the menu or refer to your respective college department for guidance.
Questions about the submission process can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daytona Beach doctoral degree students are required to submit a full-text electronic copy of each dissertation to be housed in ERAU Scholarly Commons. Depending on your degree program, the Committee Chair or Program Coordinator may submit a copy of your dissertation on your behalf. Click on your degree program tab in the left margin for more information. There is no cost to submit your dissertation electronically.
In addition, ERAU recommends doctoral students also submit their dissertation for inclusion in ProQuest Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database. The Hunt Library no longer requires that you provide a print copy of your dissertation for the Dissertation & Theses collection. For more information, see the Print Copies section tab across the top of this page.
You must provide a correctly formatted PDF copy. Scholarly Commons does not offer style sheet recommendations. For questions on the preferred style sheet, consult your department. To format your dissertation, use a word processing program to save your file appropriately. ProQuest, the company that will eventually host your dissertation online (if you choose), provides documentation on this process. For more information, please see the next tab, "Submitting."
Depending on your degree program, either you or your department will be required to submit your dissertation to ERAU Scholarly Commons. Click on your degree program tab in the left margin for more information.
Please select “Submit Doctoral Dissertation” on Scholarly Commons EDT Submissions and fill out the form:
If you have any technical difficulties with the online form, you may email your documents to email@example.com.
After you have submitted your dissertation electronically, you will receive email confirmation from Scholarly Commons when your dissertation has been approved and published. The site administrators will notify the Office of the Registrar when your dissertation has been published. To inquire about the status of your submission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit your dissertation to ProQuest:
Copyright resides with the author until such time that the author assigns their rights to another party (i.e. a publisher). U.S. law does not require an author to register their copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office; however, in 2019 the Supreme Court held that registration of a copyright is required as condition of filing an infringement action. If an author is concerned about the use of their work, then registration is recommended. Registration with the U.S. Copyright Office does not protect the author from infringement in other nations. The author would have to register their work with each country individually. https://www.copyright.gov/registration/
ProQuest offers a copyright preparation service for $75 per document and only at the time of submission. The U.S. Copyright office charges $45 for a single author document. https://support.proquest.com/s/article/Do-I-have-to-copyright-my-dissertation-thesis?language=en_US
Embry-Riddle no longer requires a printed copy of your thesis. Any provision of bound copies to committee members or departments is a courtesy and not a part of graduation requirements. The official copy of record is the digital copy found in Scholarly Commons.
You are free to make your own bindery contacts and negotiate your own agreements, shipping arrangements, and methods of payment. The library does not recommend any bindery, but offer the following suggestions for your convenience.
Any paper copies produced by the student would be for personal use and not considered "official."