Publish your thesis in DiVA

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

Follow these instructions

  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 If your account is no longer active contact the IT help desk.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

Publish your thesis at a later date

In a few exceptional cases the thesis pdf 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.

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

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.

Once your paper is published, you will be able to find it in DiVA, and search tools such as Google.

Questions about publishing or archiving?

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

  • If you have general questions about DiVA contact the DiVA administrators at the Library:

Egon Nilsson: 026 - 64 89 40
Karin Meyer Lundén: 026 - 64 89 19

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2018-10-05
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)