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ProQuest is working with a new printing partner to improve the print, binding, and paper quality of your dissertations orders. As we transition to our new print supplier, we are experiencing some delays in order processing. Please allow an extra 4 weeks, in addition to the 2–4 weeks shown below, for receipt of your order.

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When you submit your dissertation or thesis to ProQuest and order one or more print copies, you can generally expect to receive your order within 2–4 weeks of when your work is published and available on ProQuest. The following steps need to be completed before your work can be published:

The ETD Administrator Workflow

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Visual depiction of the ETD workflow: 1. Submit, 2. Review, 3. Revise & Approve, 4. Deliver, 5. Publish on ProQuest

Your site administrator and the revision / approval process

The first step to publishing your work with ProQuest is submitting it to the administrator at your institution using ETD Administrator. The administrator reviews your uploaded PDF for structural problems like pages or images missing or out of order, and that it adheres to stylistic or formatting requirements—like specific page margins or line-spacing values—enforced by your institution, school, or department. Your work may require one or more rounds of revisions and re-submissions of your PDF before the administrator approves your work for delivery to ProQuest.

Delivering your work to ProQuest

Once your institutional administrator approves your submission, it’s ready for delivery to ProQuest. However, not all institutions deliver dissertations or theses according to the same schedule. Some deliver a work to ProQuest as soon as its been approved, while others observe a semester, seasonal, or quarterly-based delivery schedule—delivering, for example, all the works approved in March, April, and May on a date in June. When your submission arrives at ProQuest, it’s added to our ETD work queue. The amount of time your work sits in the queue before being reviewed is usually negligible, though June is historically our busiest month and typically brings a longer-than-average work queue.

Work ProQuest does to get your dissertation or thesis ready to publish

ETD team members at ProQuest review every PDF submission, enhancing the accompanying metadata you entered during submission for optimal discovery on ProQuest. The team will:

When that work is complete your work is published to ProQuest. If you ordered copies we send your work to our print vendor who will produce and ship your order. The print-production process will normally take 2–4 weeks.

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