Incorporating your thesis into Macquarie University’s Digital Thesis Collection will bring your work to the attention of a greater range of interested readers, will publicise your research and has the potential to enhance your professional reputation.
Publishing to the web may make it a little easier for an unscrupulous researcher to plagiarise your work but it will also make it easier for them to be caught.
All completed forms and documentation should be forwarded to the Higher Degree Research Office, contact [email protected] If you do not have a digital copy of your thesis, please contact Research Online to discuss options for making your thesis available. While it can occur with print material, some researchers feel that their work is more vulnerable in electronic form because copying in a digital environment is inherently easy.
Many participating thesis authors consider publishing on the web for all to see (with document security applied), a strategy for counteracting plagiarism and that a thesis lying in obscurity in a university library is possibly more susceptible.
The Thesis Examination Subcommittee is responsible for identifying and promoting best practice in thesis examination processes and adherence to University policies and procedures.
It makes decisions regarding the process and outcome of Higher Degree Research (HDR) theses submitted for examination in accordance with policies of Academic Senate relating to the HDR examination processes.
Parts of your thesis may be subject to copyright and access restrictions may be applied to whole or part of the work.
A thesis and a monograph published subsequently are rarely identical.
Monographs are often based on a thesis but are usually re-written to include new information such as comments from examiners and reviewers and to incorporate new information.
It is worth remembering that the market for many academic books is extremely small and publication is often economically marginal.