E-Theses and Open Access for PGRs

There are a number of benefits to making your research papers and thesis available via Open Access:

  • Increases citations and exposure of your research
  • Helps to build your research career
  • Increases chances for further funding opportunities and collaborations
  • Meets the transparency/openness agenda

E-Theses at Exeter

Access E-Theses

If you have completed a research degree at Exeter, or are due to complete one shortly, a copy of your final thesis/dissertation will need to be submitted to the institutional repository (ORE) prior to the award of your degree.

Please read the E-Theses FAQ and depositing guide for postgraduate researchers‌ carefully for details on the registration and deposit process.

NB – If your work contains politically or commercially-sensitive material it will need to be embargoed. If you do not place an embargo on access, the full content of your thesis will be freely available online. If an embargo is in place, only information in the record, such as title, author and abstract will be available. Before you submit you should request an embargo on your Submission for Examination form - the request must be supported by your supervisor. When you come to submit your thesis to ORE you can put the required embargo in place using the ORE submission form. If you did not request an embargo prior to submission contact the Postgraduate Administration Office to discuss your options.

If you would like to refer to the presentation guidelines for theses/dissertations please read the Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures

COPYRIGHT: Please ensure that you consider carefully the copyright of any material you have used in your thesis/dissertation. Further information relating to copyright can be found in the ETHoS toolkit.

For more information on submitting your thesis to ORE, please contact pgadmin@exeter.ac.uk.

For more information on accessing theses already in ORE, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Open Access at Exeter

From October 2013, all postgraduate research students (PGRs) are expected to make their research papers available on Open Access by depositing them in the institutional repository, Open Research Exeter (ORE).

Further information on Open Access for postgraduate research students can be found in the OA Guide for PGRs.