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Publishing a dissertation: General

Where to publish?


  • Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis series: The most common way is to publish online.
  • Acta Universitatis Tamperensis series: Publish online and also have a few dissertations printed for the public defence and personal use.

A few dissertations are also published annually as monographs by other publishers. Then you bear the cost and are responsible for  the publishing. In that case we still hope that you publish your dissertation in our Acta online series.

Dissertations Online

TamPub is the open institutional repository of the University of Tampere.

TamPub includes the theses of the university; dissertations, licentiate theses, master´s theses and master´s theses (medicine) and references and abstratcs of the theses. TamPub also includes e-publications and serials and self-archived articles of the staff of the University of Tampere.

Is your doctoral defence going to be arranged in August or early September 2018?

Is your doctoral defence going to be arranged in August or early September? Are you planning to publish your dissertation in the University’s Acta series?

If you are, please prepare your manuscript in good time because the summer holidays slow down the handling of doctoral dissertations in the University Library.

In the end of July (weeks 29 and 30), no staff members responsible for the publishing of dissertations will be available. Thus, dissertations to be defended in August or early September should be ready for printing by the beginning of July at the latest. If you use the Library´s paid layout service, you need to allow more time for the layout and printing process. Please contact the layout designer in good time as well (tup[at]

The University Library is responsible for making the cover and first pages of doctoral dissertations published in the Acta series, reviewing permissions to publish, printing, billing, and publishing the electronic version and the press release. Dissertations must be publicly available online and/or printed 10 to 14 days prior to the public defence.

As soon as the date for your public defence is known, please submit the Acta Application Form


Your dissertation manuscript must be submitted to the Library at least 35 days prior to the public defence. No exceptions will be made. This schedule ensures that the dissertation will be available in time. Please note that holiday season and holidays effect the schedules.

Proofing and printing the dissertation takes time. You also have to check the paper proofs. The book will not be printed before you have accepted the proofs and notified the Library.

If you use the Library´s layout service, please ensure you submit your dissertation seven weeks before your public defence and agree on the schedule with the typesetter.

You can start by filling the Application for Acta series.

Dissertation News

Application for Acta series

Application for Acta series 2018
If you wish to have your dissertation published in the Acta series, please apply using this e-form while your dissertation is undergoing its preliminary examination. Please note that you need a basic user account to access the form.

Dissertation form

Dissertation form
Please fill in and submit this online at least two weeks prior to your public defence to announce your upcoming public defence.

Write a short press release about the essential results of your study in this box. The press release is not the same as the summary of your dissertation. The press release should be popular and to be understood without the scholarly  knowledge of the specific discipline. The press release will always be in Finnish and English.

Contact us!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us:

Soile Levälahti, soile.levalahti[at]

  • Dissertation publishing support
  • Tel. 040 190 4264, room LINNA 4088

Anna Ruth, anna.ruth[at]

  • Dissertation publishing support
  • Responsibility: dissertations of the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Tel. 050 437 7302, room LINNA 4087

Eija Poteri, eija.poteri[at]

  • Dissertation publishing support
  • Responsibility: dissertations of the Faculty of Communication Sciences
  • Tel. 050 318 5939, room LINNA 4085

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