Answered By: Noel Broadhead
Last Updated: May 25, 2017     Views: 65

Theses that are published are often changed substantially, developed further or rewritten in a more readable style for general publication. 

Some publishers regard web publication as genuine publication that conflicts with their business opportunities; others regard it as an entirely different genre that does not concern them. See 'Do ETDs Deter Publishers' and the 'Elsevier Letter'.

If at the time you are depositing your digital thesis files you have a definite contract with a publisher, you should clarify with the publisher that web publication does not conflict with their contract.

You remain responsible for managing contractual obligations with publishers and for informing the Library of any changes to access.

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