Frequently Asked Questions

What is in Open Scholarship?
The Open Scholarship repository contains reprints of faculty articles, book chapters, original journals and books, conference materials, theses and dissertations, undergraduate research, special course projects, and other scholarly or creative materials created by the Washington University community.

How do I submit my thesis or dissertation (ETD)?
Details about submitting an ETD are included in our Research Guide, What Happens to Your Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)

How can I add an embargo to my thesis or dissertation?
Details about requesting an embargo are at

How can I read a thesis or dissertation under embargo? Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) held by the Washington University Libraries under embargo cannot be viewed until the embargo expires. Authors may choose to embargo their thesis or dissertation while preparing a revised or extended version for formal publication, while seeking a patent related to the work, or for another reason. When the embargo expires, the work may be accessed in Open Scholarship.

Where can I find out more about making my research available online?
Visit the How to make your scholarly work open access library guide or contact your subject librarian to ask about how to contribute research (including article reprints, original publications, and data) to the repository.

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