Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to deposit an e-thesis?

Why should I deposit a digital copy?

Why does Birkbeck want me to deposit a digital copy?

What happens to my thesis once I send it?

What is Open Access?

Doesn’t OA enable plagiarism?

Is depositing equivalent to publishing?

How do embargoes work?

What about extended or permanent embargoes?

Which draft of the thesis should I deposit?

What is Third Party copyright...?

...and why is it important?

What if I can't clear the third party objects in my thesis?

What’s the point in submitting a digital thesis if it won’t be Open Access?

What format should my files be in?

How do I submit my e-thesis?

How should I name my files?

You can use this flowchart and table to determine if your thesis will be Open Access.

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