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Instructions on how to deposit your digital thesis

Getting started

  • Creating an account
  • Before depositing your thesis, you must register at Padua@research providing an active university email address [name.surname@unipd.it; name.surname@studenti.unipd.it, *@*.unipd.it]. If you don't have an active email address, contact the helpdesk providing your details: name, surname, student number, fiscal code, PhD course and university, if different from Padua. Our helpdesk will register you and send you an email of confirmation.
    Open this page to create an account and access your working area.

  • Converting your thesis into a PDF/A file
  • Upload your thesis, including its frontispiece in a single PDF/A format.
    The file name must be "surname_name_thesis", e.g., "galileo_galilei_thesis.pdf", where the word "thesis" is not the title of the thesis itself. The file must be unprotected and password-free.
    You can easily create a PDF/A file, by downloading the PDF Creator application from PDFForge, which installs a virtual printer to create PDF files.

  • Preparing your abstract
  • Your abstract must be in English and Italian. You can write it in the box provided, or paste it there after copying it from a text file .txt. Be careful if using symbols, special characters and formulas containing non-Latin characters.

  • Writing your bibliography
  • You can write your bibliography directly in the box provided, or copy and paste it from a text file .txt. Once again, pay attention to special characters.

  • Choosing keywords for your abstract
  • Keywords and tags describe objects enabling classification and search for information based on such keywords. Choose words that best suit the subject of your thesis and upload them in both Italian and English in the box provided.

  • Embargoing your thesis
  • This procedure allows you to deposit the full text of your thesis in temporary or permanent open or restricted access, which is known as "embargo on publication".

    For further information check copyright policies

    Filling in and depositing

  • Filling in
  • Fill in the boxes using lower-case letters, except for initials and personal names, trademarks, logos, acronyms and formulas.
    To shift between the screens, use only the keys [Previous] and [Next] and remember that fields with asterisks are obligatory and that error messages appear in the upper section of the screen and are highlighted by icons.
    You can request help in each box by clicking on the icon.

  • Depositing or delaying
  • After filling in the fields, you have 2 options:
    • Deposit your thesis now = to end your deposit procedure
    • Delay deposit = to save the data for future deposit.

    What happens after depositing your thesis

  • If your thesis was deposited correctly, you'll receive an email of confirmation saying "Your work was successfully submitted to the server".

    From then on, you cannot edit the document deposited in Padua@research yourself: you can only contact the helpdesk. The helpdesk staff can send the document back to your working area, where you can edit it. The staff may also, for technical reasons such as failed PDF file upload, reject the document. In any case, a notification email will be sent to you explaining the reasons of and how to solve the problem.
  • Your thesis is stored in the repository until it is discussed and approved. After that period, it is publicly available in open access, according to your instructions regarding the embargo period.
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