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Publishing a Doctoral Thesis

Are you getting your doctorate at the UvA? You should submit your doctoral thesis both in print and in an identical digital version for online publication.

Obtaining a PhD

In print

For publication in print you may use the services of Amsterdam University Press (AUP). AUP can facilitate the actual printing and the lay-out, if needed. A commercial edition can also be published. Go to the AUP dissertation service.


All doctoral theses completed at the UvA are digitally stored in the academic archive of the UvA and, if copyright allows, made available via UvA-DARE, the university platform for academic publications. This way, the UvA contributes to the worldwide open-access movement.

Open access publications available in UvA-DARE can be found easily, for example via Google Scholar, thus enhancing the reach and impact of academic research. Of all the publications in UvA-DARE, doctoral theses are most often downloaded. 

You are required by the UvA Doctorate Regulations to provide a digital copy of your doctoral thesis to the University and to permit the University to make it publicly available via UvA-DARE, using the so-called ‘Licence Agreement’ . The procedure is described in more detail in the brochure, which includes a copy of the Licence Agreement.

If you graduated from the UvA some time in the past and wish to add your doctoral thesis to UvA-DARE, please contact the Library:


Phone: 020 - 525 29 85