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About Curtin theses

The Curtin Theses collection holds the successfully completed theses of Curtin Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students. This comprises Doctorate and Master by Research awards. Masters by Coursework and Honours research papers may be held by the enrolling Schools. 

The collection contains nearly 3,200 records, about 95of which have the full text document available.

Up to 2012, Curtin HDR theses were maintained in print form. You can search for print theses in the Curtin Library Catalogue.

Thesis preparation and submission

Essential information for higher degree by research (HDR) students undertaking research, preparing and submitting a thesis can be found on the Managing Your Higher Degree by Research site.

Guidelines for preparing a thesis, including format, presentation and referencing style, can be found on the Preparing and submitting your thesis page.

It is also important to familiarise yourself with essential resources related to thesis preparation, including information on plagiarism and copyright

Copyright and your thesis

In writing your thesis, you may have incorporated material for which you do not own the copyright, and this could include your own published work if you have transferred your copyright to the publisher.

Before depositing your thesis to espace you must obtain permission from the copyright owner to re-use such material.

If you have not been able to gain permission, you will need to create an edited version of your thesis for espace, excluding the copyrighted material. The complete version should also be uploaded - this will be stored securely by the Library.

For instructions on redacting copyright content from your thesis refer to: 

Refer to the Copyright at Curtin website for the following information:

  • General copyright guidelines for research and study

  • Copyright for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) thesis student

It is your responsibility to ensure that content in your thesis does not breach copyright legislation if made public.

Embargo

The University understands that there may be circumstances where it is appropriate to prevent access to part or all of your thesis due to copyright, contractual reasons or sensitivity of the material. This is called an embargo.

An embargo restricts access to the whole thesis for a specified period of time. 

Ensure you discuss this issue and seek advice from your Supervisor or contact the Graduate Research School.

To apply for an embargo:

  • Complete the appropriate sections on the Submission of Digital Theses form, located under the heading Theses Submission;
  • Obtain the required signatures of both your Supervisor and/or Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Excellence. Approval from the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Excellence is only required when requesting a five year or permanent embargo.

Upon expiry of the embargo, your thesis will be made publicly available online via espace. You may request an extension to the embargo by email to the Thesis Examinations Officer at the Graduate Research School. Ensure your request is made well before the expiry date to prevent your thesis being made public.

You are required to deposit your thesis even if it is to be permanently embargoed. Library staff will securely archive the final version as a University record.

Publisher author rights

Publisher summary table for HDR students wishing to reproduce their own published article in their thesis and make publicly available in espace:

Publisher Version of article Suitable for public version of thesis deposited to espace Embargo Period Publisher acknowledgement to accompany version of article Publisher website
Elsevier Published Yes None DOI links back to the formal publications on ScienceDirect

https://www.elsevier.com/about/
policies/copyright/permissions

Springer Published Yes None

Authors must properly cite the published article in their thesis according to current citation standards.

Material from: 'AUTHOR, TITLE, JOURNAL TITLE, published [YEAR], [publisher - as it appears on our copyright page]’

https://www.springer.com/gp/rights-permissions/obtaining-permissions/882
Nature Research Published Yes None Material from: 'AUTHOR, TITLE, JOURNAL TITLE, published [YEAR], [publisher - as it appears on our copyright page]' https://www.nature.com/nature-portfolio/reprints-and-permissions/permissions-requests
Wiley Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/licensing/self-archiving.html
 
Accepted Manuscript Yes Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."
Author's Original (Submitted) Manuscript Yes None "This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."
Taylor & Francis
Routledge
Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access

https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.
com/research-impact/sharing-versions-of-journal-articles/

Accepted Manuscript Yes Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI].”
Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Yes None

Upon acceptance, you acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:

“This article has been accepted for publication in [JOURNAL TITLE], published by Taylor & Francis.”
Publisher Version of article Suitable for public version of thesis deposited to espace Embargo Period Publisher acknowledgement to accompany version of article Publisher website

Sage

Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access

https://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/journal-author-archiving-policies-and-re-use

*Be aware of Journal Exceptions

Accepted Manuscript Yes Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo

After your Contribution has been accepted for publication and until it is assigned a DOI, please include a statement that your Contribution has been accepted for publication in the journal.

Once full citation information for your Contribution is available, please include this with your posted Contribution,

  • Author(s), Contribution Title, Journal Title (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © [year] (Copyright Holder). DOI: [DOI number].
Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Yes None
Palgrave Macmillan Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access

https://www.palgrave.com/gp/journal-authors/rights-permissions/10052490

Accepted Manuscript Yes 12 months

“This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in [insert journal title XXX here]. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [insert complete citation information here, including DOI] is available online at: [insert URL here]”]

Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Check Sherpa Romeo Check Sherpa Romeo No publisher acknowledgement for Author Submitted Manuscript located on website
Oxford University Press (OUP) Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access

https://academic.oup.com/journals/
pages/access_purchase/rights_and_
permissions

Accepted  Manuscript Yes

Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo

Self-archiving policies are specific to each journal. Details of these policies and their terms and conditions can be found on the journals' homepage.
Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Yes Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo Self-archiving policies are specific to each journal. Details of these policies and their terms and conditions can be found on the journals' homepage.
Publisher Version of article Suitable for public version of thesis deposited to espace Embargo Period Publisher acknowledgement to accompany version of article Publisher website

American Chemical Society

(ACS Publications)
Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access

https://publish.acs.org/publish/

Accepted  Manuscript Yes

Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo

https://publish.acs.org/publish/

(Required to select Journal Title from drop down menu)

  • Select Permissions
  • Use In Theses/Dissertations

Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Yes None

https://publish.acs.org/publish/

(Required to select Journal Title from drop down menu)

  • Select Permissions
  • Use In Theses/Dissertations

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access https://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers
/licences-copyright-permissions/
Accepted Manuscript Yes 12 Months

Self-archiving policies are specific to each journal.

For further information see Reuse permission requests and Acknowledgements at https://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers/licences-copyright-permissions/#reuserscmaterial
Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Check Sherpa Romeo Check Sherpa Romeo No publisher acknowledgement for Author Submitted Manuscript located on website
BMJ

 
Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access

https://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/
resources-authors/forms-policies-and-checklists/copyright-open-access-and-permission-reuse


 
Accepted Manuscript Yes

Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo

“This article has been accepted for publication in [insert full citation including Journal, Volume and Issue]. The Version of Record of this article can be accessed online at [insert full DOI eg. http://dx.doi.org/
10.1136/xxxxx ].”
Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Yes No

“This article has been accepted for publication in [insert full citation including Journal, Volume and Issue] following peer review, the Version of Record of this article can be accessed online at [insert full DOI eg. http://dx.doi.org/
10.1136/xxxxx ].”

Publisher Version of article Suitable for public version of thesis deposited to espace Embargo Period Publisher acknowledgement to accompany version of article Publisher website
IOP Publishing Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access https://publishingsupport.iopscience.
iop.org/author-rights-policies/
Accepted Manuscript Yes Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo ‘This is the Accepted Manuscript version of an article accepted for publication in [NAME OF JOURNAL].  IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it.  The Version of Record is available online at [insert DOI].’
Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Yes None This is the version of the article before peer review or editing, as submitted by an author to [INSERT NAME OF JOURNAL].  IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it.  The Version of Record is available online at [INSERT DOI]’ 
Emerald Published No - Published version cannot be used unless published Open Access https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.
com/our-services/authors/author-policies/author-rights
Accepted Manuscript Yes Variable  check journal in Sherpa Romeo

To deposit your author accepted manuscript, you will need to include the following details:

  • You must include the DOI back to the official published version of your work on Emerald Insight
  • Include all of the relevant citation information (for journal articles: article title, journal name, volume, issue number and for book chapters: chapter title, book title, series name and volume number)
  • The author accepted manuscript must clearly indicate where the article was published
Include a clear licensing statement in the citation information and on the first page of the AAM (see Deposit Licenses at https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/our-services/authors/author-policies/
author-rights
)
Author’s Original (submitted) Manuscript Check Sherpa Romeo Check Sherpa Romeo No publisher acknowledgement for Author Submitted Manuscript located on website