Submission Guidelines for Masters' Theses
Who Can Submit
The Institutional Repository (IR) in this section only publishes theses conducted under the auspices of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and its Masters' Theses. For additional information, please contact the LMU IR Team.
How to Submit a Paper
1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact the LMU IR Team.
We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact us .
2. Please use the abstract for your paper used for the dissertation draft itself. If you did not make an abstract for your dissertation, please make one that is no more than 180 words. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
3. Submit the paper by emailing it to the LMU IR Team. Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
4. If you have any questions, contact the LMU IR Team.
Overview of the Process
OPTION 1 (author review):
After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the paper if it has not been done so already. We will then send you a message asking you to approve the PDF version. Please look it over within 5 days and reply to the LMU IR Team as soon as possible. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the truly necessary. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.
OPTION 2 (no author review):
After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.
How to Revise Your Paper
If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to the LMU IR Team. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.
If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in How to Submit; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.