Submission & Approval of your Manuscript

SUBMITTING YOUR ETD

For help with submitting your thesis or dissertation to the OhioLINK ETD database contact the ETD staff:

ETD Services at the Collab-Lab
Wm. T. Jerome Library, Room 122
etd@bgsu.edu
419-372-9277

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.  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.

Required Forms - When the manuscript is in the final form required by the committee, the student secures the signatures of the thesis/dissertation committee members and the graduate coordinator on the Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Form (also known as ETD Approval/Submission Form). The completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Form must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records by the posted deadline each semester. Your manuscript will not be reviewed or approved until the Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Form has been signed by your committee and received in the Office of Registration and Records. Doctoral students are also strongly encouraged to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates(https://sed-ncses.org) prior to graduation. For more information on the SED, please read the Privacy Policy and Information Brochure.

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 ETD. 

Please use caution when completing the abstract section on the OhioLINK ETD database. 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.  

Approval of your ETD - Once the file has been uploaded to OhioLINK ETD, 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 and final publication is granted. Upon final publication, your electronically submitted thesis or dissertation will become immediately available for download from the OhioLINK ETD web site. The review process may take a few weeks after you have submitted your document to the OhioLINK ETD database.