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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 digitally in Scholars Archive. Students should follow detailed instructions provided by the Honors Program office, including Scholars Archive instructions.
  • Print Edition: Students have the option to order a printed & bound copy of their through BYU Print & Mail services. Students are responsible for the full cost of printing, paper, and binding.
  • Digital Edition:  Students will 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.