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ETD Administrator- Electronic Submissions: For Authors

The ProQuest ETD Administrator is a tool that provides ProQuest publishing partners (Colleges and Universities) the ability to deliver all approved dissertations and theses to ProQuest electronically.

Submitting your dissertation or thesis electronically

If you are a dissertation or thesis author and wish to deliver your manuscript electronically, please begin by contacting your graduate school or library to determine whether your institution has its own customized ProQuest ETD Administrator tool. They will provide access to the school's submission site.  If your school does not use the ProQuest tool, the graduate school or library staff will provide information about its submission mode. 

Preparing your manuscript for electronic submission

Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission  

Submit as a PDF

The manuscript of your dissertation or thesis must be submitted to ProQuest Dissertation Publishing in 

Adobe PDF format. When preparing your PDF, be sure to do the following:

  •  Embed all fonts (further information is provided below related to embedding fonts) 
  •  Make sure there is no password protection on the PDF
  •  Ensure that security settings allow printing

Verify Proper Formatting

ProQuest Dissertation Publishing makes no changes to the formatting or content of submitted manuscripts. Therefore, the burden of how the manuscript looks when it is accessed or printed is entirely the responsibility of the author. ProQuest strongly recommends that individual authors take responsibility for reformatting the document into Adobe PDF, for checking the reformatted document for accuracy, and for submitting the PDF document to the graduate school or library for publication.

For additional information regarding formatting please use the link to the document "Preparing Manuscripts (including Supplemental Files)" located in the Additional Resources box to the right.

The Abstract


We no longer have a word limit on your abstract, as this constrains your ability to describe your research in a section that is accessible to search engines, and therefore would constrain potential exposure of your work. 

If the primary language of your dissertation is NOT English, please also include an additional version of your abstract in ENGLISH.  This heightens the usefulness of your abstract for English readers around the world. For additional information regarding formatting of abstracts, please contact Technical Support. Email to:

Additional Author Resources