ARTS Theses' instructions for doctoral students

Theses by Aalto ARTS doctoral students will be published mainly through the Aalto University publication platform. The doctoral student may, however, apply to publish their thesis book with ARTS Theses. The decision is made by Doctoral Program Committee.

I If your thesis is being published through the Aalto University publication platform:

  1. Read instructions: Publishing doctoral theses
  2. Contact ARTS Theses to arrange the publishing costs, print run and delivery for the books: Annu Ahonen, [email protected]

II If you want to publish your thesis with ARTS Theses:

ARTS Theses will produce only books that have been approved by the ARTS Doctoral Program Committee. Doctoral students may apply to the Doctoral Program Committee for a decision on publishing. 

To apply, students should obtain a recommendation by head of research or doctoral studies of their department, as that affects the publishing decision. Publishing decisions are conditional on the student receiving permission to defend their thesis.

Doctoral Program Committee decision is based on following criteria:

  • Thesis is outstanding example of Aalto ARTS research with high relevance on the field of research.
  • Visual material – especially previously unpublished – has an important role in the thesis.
  • Department contribution to the production expenses.
  • Potential to attract general interest.

When to apply for processing by the Doctoral Program Committee?

Apply for the processing at the same time you are leaving your thesis for preliminary examination. The production of thesis will begin after the pre-examination statements have been given, the corrections have been made and the permission for public defense has been given.

After this the production of thesis will take about 2,5 months. This includes the public display of doctoral thesis (10 days).

How to apply for processing by the Doctoral Program Committee?

  1. Obtain a written recommendation from the head of research or doctoral studies for your department or from the supervising professor.
  2. Contact Head of Department and make an agreement about the financial contribution from the department to help cover the production expenses of the thesis. Usually contribution is from 500 to 1500 euros. 
  3. Complete the book proposal form. You can find the attachment at the bottom of this page when you are a signed user.
  4. Put together a sample of your doctoral thesis’ manuscript (text and images, max 20 pages) in PDF format (max. file size 20 Mb). Include in the sample the table of contents, followed by sample pages from one or two chapters from the manuscript. Please choose pages where images play an important role. No special layout is needed.
  5. Submit all the materials (recommendation, book proposal form and sample) in one e-mail message to [email protected]. Send the material no later than five (5) weekdays before the meeting.

Doctoral Program Committee meetings are held during 2024

23.1.2024 deadline for application 16.1.2024 4 pm
13.2. 2024 deadline for application 6.2.2024 4 pm
19.3.2024 deadline for application 12.3.2024 4 pm
23.4.2024 deadline for application 16.4.2024 4 pm
21.5.2024  deadline for application 14.5.2024 4 pm
18.6.2024 deadline for application 11.6.2024 4 pm
20.8.2024 deadline for application 13.8.2024 4 pm
24.9.2024 deadline for application 17.9.2024 4 pm
22.10.2024 deadline for application 15.10.2024 4 pm
19.11.2024 deadline for application 12.11.2024 4 pm
17.12.2024 deadline for application 10.12.2024 4 pm

If ARTS Doctoral Program Committee accepts your thesis for publication, ARTS Theses will find a suitable graphic designer and take care of the production of the book. 

Please note that the language as well as references of the thesis need to be revised before the production by ARTS Theses can begin. ARTS Theses does not make any corrections to the script.

The book will be put on sale in Aalto University Shop. ARTS Theses decides on the print run together with Aalto University Shop after hearing from the Doctoral Program Committee. For further information, contact Annu Ahonen, [email protected].

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