STEP 4 - Read about restriction of electronic availability

    • STEP 4 - Read about restriction of electronic availability

      Read the details about restricting the circulation of your work. Click "Continue" when finished.


      Figure 4. - Read about the restriction

      The Read More text on the site is as follows:

      Central European University is committed to increasing open access to research, and regards its students' theses as crucial part of the research output of the university. As it is set forth in the CEU regulations, the Electronic Thesis Database (ETD) works in full compliance with pertinent copyright laws. Every author who submits their work through ETD has a copyright to the thesis, hence if someone copies and sells passages without the author's permission, they violate copyright laws or commit plagiarism.

      Excerpt from Student Rights, Rules and Academic Regulations :

      Fulfillment of graduation requirements:
      ETD. For fulfillment of graduate degree requirements, theses and dissertations must also be submitted in electronic format utilizing the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Guide. ETDs will be made available on the Web through the Library catalogue in full compliance with pertinent copyright laws. Information about ETD publishing is available in the CEU Thesis Writing and ETD Submission Guidelines.

      Restrictions regarding the electronic availability of MA theses and PhD dissertations:
      CEU may - as an exception - decide not to publish in electronic form an MA/MSC thesis or a PhD dissertation for a period not exceeding two academic years - or not to publish such thesis in integral, rather in a redacted form if (1) there are well documented and convincing reasons to believe that such publication would actually or potentially result in threatening the life, health or well-being of the author or another individual or (2) if the author proves to the satisfaction of the Provost that publishing the MA/MSC thesis or the PhD dissertation in electronic form by the CEU would prevent its publication with a leading academic publisher. Redaction shall be preferred in the first of the above two cases over non-publication. The author of the thesis shall submit a written application for non-publication or redaction of the thesis to the Provost setting out reasons for the non-publication. The Provost shall decide on the question of the (non-)publication/redaction based on a written recommendation of the thesis supervisor and of the doctoral committee in case of PhD dissertations. Restricting electronic publication of a Phd thesis in excess of two years is not possible, in case of an MA/MSC thesis it must be approved by the Senate and such decision may be based only on proof that the threats initially leading the Provost to decide on restricting the publication have materialized or are continuing.

      In light of the above, an exception can be granted exclusively if one proves to the satisfaction of the Provost that publishing the MA/MSC thesis or the PhD dissertation in electronic form by the CEU would prevent its publication with a leading academic publisher or if there are well documented and convincing reasons to believe that such publication would actually or potentially result in threatening the life, health or well-being of the author or another individual.

      If the you believe that one of the above is the case, please contact the CEU Provost who will consider your case. In order to receive a favorable decision, you will need to provide sufficient proof or argument (e.g. a contract or a letter from a publisher, or anything that might serve a similar function, or explain the danger you might suffer should the thesis be published).

      Please note that your decision and your entry will be communicated to the Provost as well as your department's coordinator, who must acknowledge it before you can upload your thesis.

      When you read and understood the procedure, and the effect of restricting the circulation of your paper, please click on Continue.


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