In relation to the submission of your PhD thesis, please note the following matters:
You must send your PhD thesis to the GSNS as a PDF file. We will distribute the PDF to the members of the assessment committee, supervisors, department etc. Please contact the PhD partner responsible for your programme.
If any of the articles included in the PhD thesis were written in cooperation with others, please include co-author statements.
The co-author statements must be returned to the GSNS as one assembled pdf file at the same time as the PhD thesis is handed in. Please note that the PhD thesis will only formally be considered as handed in when the GSNS has received all co-author statements along with the PhD thesis.
Please use the templates for co-author statements in the menu to the right.
Fill in a permission for lending and hand it in to the GSNS at the same time as you submit your PhD thesis.
Please use the form available in the menu to the right.
Make sure that your articles and your PhD thesis are registered in PURE.
Please send both a Danish and English version of your project description along with a photo of you by e-mail to the GSNS no later than two weeks after handing in your PhD thesis. These will be used when the GSNS announces the PhD defence. For non-Danish speaking students, we hope that the main supervisor will be of assistance in connection with preparing your Danish description.
Read more about how to write the project description and find templates here.
As a university researcher you and any co-authors as a rule own the copyright to any articles, books, photographs, films, etc., which you produce in connection with your research. When publishing in journals or books part of the copyright is transferred to the respective journal or publisher. How much depends on the specific agreements which have been entered into.
When you reuse your own texts or illustrations in new publications e.g. if you include published articles in your PhD thesis, you must ensure that you have permission to do so from the publisher and any co-authors.
Please find more info on AU Library’s website and contact the liaison librarian associated with your field, if you have further queries.
To ensure that all published scientific work from the Faculty adheres to the international standards for research integrity, including proper citation and quotation praxis, all PhD theses submitted to the GSNS are screened for text copying/plagiarism. The GSNS applies software which has been developed and is in use for that purpose at leading universities around the world.
Should potential problems occur during the screening of a PhD thesis, the PhD student will be notified. If no notification has been received within three weeks after submission, the screening has not resulted in comments or questions.
Click here to read more about responsible conduct of research (incl. plagiarism).
Note the following:
If you are interested in publishing your PhD thesis or other material, the Royal Danish Library in Aarhus offers an online publication service through their E-books platform. This service will enable you to provide Open Access to your research and still maintain author’s rights for your PhD thesis.
The content is visible in catalogues world-wide, including library.au.dk. The service is free. Backup of the material is provided, and online help is available.
For more information, please have a look here: http://ebooks.au.dk/index.php/aul/index
A co-author statement must be submitted for each jointly authored manuscript as well as for unpublished or draft manuscripts, etc. included in the PhD thesis.
Co-author statements are also required if the thesis uses data etc. from collaborative research, even if the resulting publications are still in the planning stage.