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Register and publish your thesis

When your degree project is complete and approved, it must be registered in the publication database (DiVA). Your registration will be checked by an education administrator before publication.

1) Create a cover

The first thing you should do is create a cover for your thesis before submitting the work to your examiner.
For this, you need your thesis in PDF format. Also control that your PDF document  lives up to legal requirements for accessibility.

2) Review registration instructions

When your thesis has a cover and is approved by the examiner, it is time to register the thesis in the publication database. Follow the instructions in the manual or in the instruction film to ensure that you register your thesis correctly.

It is extra important that you enter your department/institution and e-mail address so that you receive a confirmation of registration!

3) Register the degree project in DiVA

Have any films, music files and / or other attachments available as you also have the opportunity to upload them together with the thesis. Remember that you must have copyright or the author's permission if you use image / film / music in your work.

You choose if you want to publish the thesis publicly, ie. if you want to make the pdf available through Google and other search engines. Publishing your thesis publically is a good way to market your knowledge and skills.

FAQ:

How do I log in to DiVA?
Log in with your LTU username and password. You need an active user at Luleå University of Technology.
 
I have no active user and need to register a thesis in DIVA. What to do?
Your user may be temporarily reactivated. Contact Service Point.
 
How do I change something in the uploaded pdf?
It is the version of your thesis that has been examined that must avaible in DiVA. All changes must therefore be approved by your examiner.
 
How do I change something in DiVA?
Changes to DiVA can only be made by authorized personnel. Depending on the type of changes you want to make, you may need to identify yourself. Contact Service Point.
 
I want to hide / make the pdf visible for my already published thesis.
This can only be done by authorized staff and you need to be able to identify yourself. Contact Service Point.
 
How long does it take before my thesis is published?
It varies depending on the departments' workload during the academic year. There is generally a longer processing time at the end of the semester and during holiday time. A correctly registered thesis has a faster processing time. Normal processing time is up to 4 weeks.
 
My work has not been published yet. What is status?
You will receive a confirmation email when your thesis is published. Check that the email is not stuck in the spam filter. Normal processing time is up to 4 weeks. If you have been waiting longer, contact Service Point.
 
The cover app does not work. What should I do?
Try another browser. If this does not resolve the issue, contact Service Point
 
I do not access DiVA but only get a blank page. What should I do?
Try another browser. If this does not resolve the issue, contact Service Point
 
I have not received my registration email. Has something gone wrong?
• Are you the sole author?
Did you enter your e-mail address and department/ institution when you registered the thesis? Check that the email is not stuck in the spam filter. Otherwise, contact Service Point.
 
• Does the thesis have several authors?
The registration email only goes out to the first author (the one who was first mentioned in DiVA form). Check that the email is not stuck in the spam filter. Otherwise, contact Service Point.