For Those Submitting a Doctoral Dissertation

Publication of doctoral dissertations on the Internet

According to the revision of the Degree Regulations, those who were awarded a doctoral degree on or after April 1, 2013 are required to disclose the full text of their doctoral dissertation through UTokyo Repository within one year from the date of the award, in principle.
However, if the Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences recognizes unavoidable circumstances that prevent disclosure via the Internet for more than one year after receiving the degree, an abstract of the doctoral dissertation will be disclosed instead of the full text.

Please refer to the following sites and information when disclosing your doctoral dissertation on the Internet.

  • Copyrights
    Please read “Guide for Doctorate Theses and Copyrights” for copyrights related to the writing and publication of doctoral dissertations.
    Special care should be taken when using the copyrighted works of others in your dissertation.
  • How to check a journal publisher’s copyright policy
    In order to publish a doctoral dissertation written as a journal article, it is necessary to check the copyright policy of each journal.
    Please use the following website for confirmation.
    *For the most recent and specific details, please check the contract or the website of each publisher or academic association.

    [Website to check publisher’s copyright policy]
    The copyright policy will be displayed when you enter the name of the journal in the search window of each site.
    Japanese academic journal : SCPJ (Society Copyright Policies in Japan)
    Foreign academic journal : SHERPA/ROMEO

Inquiries about doctoral dissertations

Graduate Student Section
Tel: 03-5841-5010
E-mail: daigakuin.a★ (Please replace ★ with @)

Submission office

  • Those who enrolled / were enrolled in a UTokyo doctoral program : Department Support Team
  • Those who not enrolled / were not enrolled in a UTokyo doctoral program : Graduate Student Section