What is an embargo and why would I want to place one on my paper?

 
What is an embargo and why would I want to place one on my paper?
 
An embargo is a hold placed on the release of your dissertation. You may request we wait to release your document for a period of time. Some reasons for requesting an embargo might be:
  • you are publishing your dissertation in a journal that prefers to publish your document first

  • you have a patent pending on an idea presented in your dissertation

  • you have mentioned sensitive materials and/or names which cannot be released at the time of publication