Acceptable fonts include:. Do not use script or ornamental fonts.
Do not use proprietary fonts. If you use mathematical or other scientific notation in your dissertation using a font other than Symbol, you must embed the font into the PDF that is submitted to the University. Inner margins left edge if single-sided; right edge for even numbered pages, and left edge for odd numbered pages if double-sided must be 1.
For double-sided copies, 1. Margin requirements should apply to the entire document, including the title page. The main text of the manuscript should be one and a half or double spaced lines, except where conventional usage calls for single spacing, e. Words should be divided correctly at the end of a line and may not be divided from one page to the next.
Use a standard dictionary to determine word division. Avoid short lines that end a paragraph at the top of a page, and any heading or subheading at the bottom of a page that is not followed by text. The dissertation must be in English.
A thesis, however, is expected to consist of more detailed, scholarly work. Metropolia UAS Thesis. University of Sussex Thesis. Hold on! Increasingly, the examination may involve a third academic, the 'chair'; this person, from the candidate's institution, acts as an impartial observer with oversight of the examination process to ensure that the examination is fair. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
The student must submit directly to the Student Services Center a hard copy of the approval letter or email message chain from the department Dean. Approval for writing the dissertation in another language is normally granted only in cases where the other language or literature in that language is also the subject of the discipline. Approval is routinely granted for dissertations in the Division of Literature, Cultures, and Languages within department specifications. Dissertations written in another language must include an extended summary in English usually pages in length.
Student should upload this English summary as a supplemental file when submitting the dissertation electronically. Select a standard style approved by your department and use it consistently.
Some reliabl e style guides are K. Students in the Doctor of Musical Arts program may submit musical scores formatted at 11 x 17 inches in size. Note that the maximum file size accepted for submission is MB.
If a performance recording exceeds the maximum file size, break the file into multiple files and submit the parts individually as supplemental files. The dissertation must contain the following sections; all sections must be included in a single digital file for upload.
Title Page—The format must be followed exactly. Use upper case letters. The title of the dissertation should be a meaningful description of the content of the manuscript.
Use word substitutes for formulas, symbols, superscripts, subscripts, Greek letters, etc. Copyright Page — Note that the digital file submitted to the library should not contain a copyright page. The copyright page will be created automatically by the online submission system and inserted into the file stored by Stanford University Libraries.
Signature Page — Note that the digital file submitted to the library should not contain a signature page. A digital facsimile of the signature page will be created automatically by the online submission system and inserted into the dissertation in its final format stored by Stanford University Libraries.
Abstract — An abstract may be included in the preliminary section of the dissertation. The abstract in the body of the dissertation follows the style used for the rest of the manuscript and should be placed following the signature page.
There is no maximum permissible length for the abstract in the dissertation. Dissertation authors must enter an abstract using the online submission form for uploading the digital dissertation file to the library. This abstract, which will be indexed for online searching, must be formatted in plain text no HTML or special formatting. It should be a pithy and succinct version of the abstract included in the dissertation itself. Main body, with the larger divisions and more important sub-divisions indicated by suitable, consistent headings.
Language. Theses will normally be written in English and must conform to proper standards of linguistic presentation. Should the examiners find that the thesis. Students are strongly encouraged to begin writing up while still engaged in planning, data gathering and/or data analysis. This reduces the often daunting task.
Except for the title page, each page of the manuscript, including all blank pages, and pages with photographs, tables, figures, maps, or computer code should be assigned a number. The copyright page and signature page to be inserted will be pages ii and iii.
Please note that this is the most common mistake: you must remove your copyright page and signature page from the pdf file before you submit your dissertation, and begin pagination on your abstract with page number "iv". If the document is formatted for double-sided printing with each section starting on the right page, then pagination will begin on a blank page page"iv" and the Abstract should be numbered as page "v", and so forth.
Remember to start with page 1, as this is not a continuation of the Roman numeral numbering from the preliminary pages. For text, illustrations, charts, graphs, etc. Images color, grayscale, and monochrome included in the dissertation should be clearly discernable both onscreen and when printed. The dimensions should not exceed the size of the standard letter-size page 8. Image resolution should be dots per inch dpi , though resolutions as low as 72 dpi and no lower are acceptable.
Large images, including maps and charts or other graphics that require high resolution, should not be included in the main dissertation file. Instead, they can be submitted separately as supplemental files and formatted in other formats as appropriate. See Supplementary Material section below. Multimedia, such as audio, video, animation, etc. If you wish to include multimedia with your submission, upload the media separately as a stand-alone file in an appropriate media format. Spell out each URL in its entirety e.
Supplementary material may be submitted electronically with the dissertation. This material includes any supporting content that is useful for understanding the thesis, but is not essential to the argument. It also covers core content in a form that can not be adequately represented or embedded in the PDF format, such as an audio recording of a musical performance. Appendices, references, and the like are not considered supplementary material. Supplementary materials are submitted separately than the dissertation file, and are referred to as supplemental files.
A maximum of ten supplemental files can be submitted. There are no restrictions on the file formats. Maximum file size is MB.
Authors are encouraged to be judicious about the volume and quality of the supplemental files, and to employ file formats that are widely used by researchers generally, if not also by scholars of the discipline. The following table outlines recommended file formats for different content types; by following these recommendations, the author is helping to ensure ongoing access to the material. After uploading each supplemental file, it is important to enter a short description or label maximum characters for file name and the description. This label will be displayed to readers in a list of the contents for the entire submission.
If copyrighted material is part of the supplementary material, permission to reuse and distribute the content must be obtained from the owner of the copyright. Stanford University Libraries requires copies of permission letters in PDF format to be uploaded electronically when submitting the files, and assumes no liability for copyright violations.
A sample permission letter is available here. System restrictions allow for a maximum of ten individually uploaded permission files. If you have more than ten permission files we recommend combining all permission letters into a single PDF file for upload.