Registering and publishing in DIVA

At the University of Gävle, we use DiVA for for e-publishing and bibliographic documentation of student theses.

Register your thesis in DiVA

All final theses from study programmes, bachelor's theses, as well as final theses from independent courses above the bachelor level, should be registrered in DiVA.

  1. Write your thesis according to the instructions given by your department. Use the correct title page.
    Title pages for student theses
  2. Convert your final, approved thesis version to a pdf file. Read the University's terms of agreement for electronic publishing. When you upload your pdf file, you are supposed to have read and agreed to these terms as well as the general publishing conditions in DiVA.
    Terms of agreement for e-publishing
  3. Log in to DiVA using your user account. If your account is no longer active contact the IT help desk.
    To DiVA login
  4. Register your thesis and upload your pdf.file according to the following instructions.
    Instructions for uploading

Complete a draft registration

  1. 1. Login to the DiVA registration form
    2. Choose "Add publication / Upload files"
    3. Click on "My drafts"
    4. Select your draft
    5. Complete or change your data according to the instructions

Publish your thesis at a later date

In some cases the thesis pdf-file cannot be published before a certain date due to secrecy or submission to a scientific journal. In these cases, you have to agree with your supervisor on a date when the thesis can be published. Register your thesis and upload your pdf- file in DiVA as described above, and enter the publishing date you have agreed on. Your thesis file will not become publicly available before this date.

After your have submitted your thesis

When you have submitted your thesis, it has to be checked by a faculty secretary before it can be published or archived. This might take a week or two. For this reason, you will not be able to see your thesis in DiVA immediately after you have submitted it. If you have provided your e-mail address you will receive a confirmation when your paper has been published.


If you need to make changes after you have submitted your thesis or if you have questions about publishing or archiving your thesis, contact the faculty secretary that is responsible for your subject or educational programme:

Faculty of Education and Business Studies
Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development
Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies

If you have general questions about DiVA, contact the DiVA co-ordinators at the Library:

Phone: Karin Meyer Lundén: 026-64 89 19

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2020-02-18
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