Preparing & Submitting Your Thesis to QSpace
This page provides information about preparing, formatting and submitting your thesis to QSpace. It also includes key information about copyright and future uses of your thesis by others.
- Preparing & Formatting Your Thesis (site)
- Completing Your Degree & Submitting Your Thesis (School of Graduate Studies)
- Guide to Depositing Your Thesis in QSpace (PDF)
- Tracking Exposure and Impact
- Copyright & Your Thesis
- Future Uses of Your Works (by you and others)
- Finding Theses & Dissertations
Queen's Theses Deposit Licenses
To maximize the reach and exposure of your research and as a completion of degree requirement, Queen's graduate students must deposit their FINAL revised and approved thesis to QSpace.
Once your thesis has been deposited to QSpace, Queen’s University Library will also deposit your thesis, on your behalf to:
- Library and Archives Canada, Theses Canada Portal: This is a national archive of Canadian Graduate Theses and Dissertations
- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present.
To facilitate the dissemination of your thesis via these valuable channels and as a completion of degree requirement each student must agree to deposit their thesis to QSpace and Library and Archives Canada and also to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses under the terms of the licenses listed here, during deposit to QSpace:
- Queen's University's Thesis/Dissertation Non-Exclusive License for Deposit to QSpace and Library and Archives Canada (PDF, 261 KB)
- ProQuest PhD and Master’s Theses International Dissemination Agreement* (PDF, 128 KB).
*Note: the ‘publishing option’ noted in this agreement refers to any embargo period you would like to request on access to the full-text of your thesis.
Restricting Access to Your Thesis in QSpace
During the QSpace deposit process a candidate can indicate that their thesis is to be restricted from any public access for a period up to five years. Restricted status is intended to protect rights for immediate commercial publication, to obtain a patent which may rise from the research, or as a result of any contract made with a third party. Note that this restriction does not embargo the “metadata” – that is, the thesis title and the abstract. Even if the thesis is restricted, the title and abstract are ordinarily still published online.
Please refer to Intellectual Property Guidelines at Queen’s University for more information.
If you have any questions regarding the requirements for degree completion please contact:
Rose M. Silva, Thesis Coordinator
Tel: 613-533-6000, x77313
School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall, Rm 425
Kingston, Ont. CANADA. K7L 3N6
Tracking Exposure and Impact of Your Thesis
QSpace is an open access repository. This means that once your thesis has been deposit and any requested embargo period has expired, anyone with an internet connection can view and download your work, thus generating exposure, engagement and other impact metrics.
The following usage statistics are available for your thesis in QSpace:
- Total Visits
- Total Visits per Month
- File Downloads
- Top Country Views
- Top City Views.
To track the exposure and impact of your work search for your thesis in QSpace select the link to 'View Statistics'.