Submission Guidelines for Theses & Honors Papers

Who Can Submit

Theses & Honors Papers only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Theses & Honors Papers. For additional information, please contact

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you need help or have questions, please contact
  2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be any length. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
  3. Submit the paper by emailing it to Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.

If you have any questions, contact

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it if necessary and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.

If you have chosen to apply an embargo, you will be notified of your URL, and you will see the date on which your paper will become available.

How to Revise Your Paper

We ask that you only submit the final version of your work. If you find a critical error, please email and include the URL of your paper as well as what needs to be fixed.