During the submission process to an academic journal, you may have transferred the copyright of your work to the publisher.
You must obtain written permission from the copyright holder if you are including your previously owned work in your thesis.
TECH 646 (a required course for most students) assists the student in developing their proposal and therefore covers how to format the thesis or dissertation.
Students who are not required to take TECH 646 may use the following guidelines to ensure their thesis or dissertation is acceptably formatted.
Students will make the appropriate selection using the Electronic Thesis Acceptance Form (ETAF) 9. A.1, May 18, 2007, Intellectual Property, established that copyright ownership now resides with you, the author.
The copyright symbol © is not required for works to be copyrighted. copyright law and understanding of the appropriate use of copyrighted works: Purdue University Policy I.
Foremost, students should use the University Microsoft Word Thesis template which is available on the graduate school's web site.
This template has styles included within it to make formatting less cumbersome.
Many publishers require a specific statement which you should place three (3) single spaces below the title of the chapter.
All thesis-option master’s students and doctoral students must follow the Thesis & Dissertation Policies that are outlined in the University Catalog – Policies and Procedures for Administering Graduate Student Programs.