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Publishing Your Thesis

Following a successful defense and completion of any final revisions, students must take the following steps to complete the thesis requirement:

  • Correct and format the thesis. Make the final corrections in your thesis required by your thesis defense committee and format your thesis for binding as detailed in the Thesis Formatting Guidelines.  Students must follow these formatting instructions carefully, which include model pages illustrating format for required pages.  Students should also follow style guidelines specific to their discipline. The thesis advisor is the ultimate reference on the style used in a specific field.
  • Submit final thesis for publication.  Students publish their final thesis in both printed format for placement with the HBLL library, and digitally to Scholars Archive. Students should follow detailed instructions provided by the Honors Program office, including Thesis Binding instructions and Scholars Archive instructions.
  • Print Edition: Students are required to order a minimum of three copies of their thesis through BYU Print & Mail services, one of which is a complimentary personal copy for the student. The second copy goes to the library for permanent inclusion in the Honors Thesis collection, and the third copy is for the thesis advisor.  The Honors Program subsidizes the cost of binding for the three required copies, but students are responsible for the full cost of printing, paper, and binding for any extra copies.
  • Digital Edition:  Students will also upload a PDF version with embedded fonts of their thesis to BYU ScholarsArchive.  ScholarsArchive is BYU’s institutional repository for the scholarly and creative content produced by the University. ScholarsArchive makes research, publications, data, and journals available to a global research audience.