Submission & Approval of your Manuscript
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION VERY CAREFULLY.
For help with submitting the PDF of your thesis or dissertation to OhioLINK, contact the University Libraries:
Research and Information Desk
Please be sure that the document you are submitting has been thoroughly proofed for both content as well as formatting and typographical errors. The Graduate College does not take responsibility for any errors in your document--we do not have the resources to provide an editing service. Minimal checks are made to ensure you have used the templates provided and have followed the formatting specified in the Thesis/Dissertation Handbook.
Once the document has been approved for publication to OhioLINK, changes and modifications to the manuscript cannot be made.
Submitting your manuscript to OhioLINK - Once your manuscript has been defended, approved by your thesis or dissertation committee, and converted to a PDF document, you are ready to upload it to OhioLINK.
Please use caution when completing the abstract section on the OhioLINK site. You may need to replace special characters or formatting before you copy and paste your abstract information. Be sure to carefully read the instructions during the submission process. For example: You will be instructed to use Title Case for the title of your document during the process.
Approval of your ETD - Once the file has been uploaded to OhioLINK, and the ETD Approval/Submission form has been received in the Office of Registration and Records, the ETD Coordinator will review the PDF document. If any problems are discovered with your ETD or PDF document, you will be contacted as soon as possible to resolve any issues before approval is granted. Upon final approval, your electronically submitted thesis or dissertation will become immediately available for download from the OhioLINK web site.
OhioLINK will forward doctoral dissertations to UMI for archiving purposes. Both master's and doctoral manuscripts will be cataloged in the BGSU Libraries.