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NSU ProQuest ETD Administrator Guide: Home

To assist NSU Admins for the ProQuest ETD to set up and use their online portals.

Welcome to NSU's ProQuest ETD Administrator Guide


About ProQuest ETD


  • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator is a no-fee web-based submission and management system which facilitates online publishing of dissertations and theses.  —It simplifies the submission process for students and graduate administrators alike by moving all steps online and eliminating the need to box and ship paper copies of each dissertation or thesis to ProQuest.  
  • ProQuest will develop a unique custom built ETD Administrator site for each School/College/Center.
  • Thesis and Dissertations submitted to ProQuest are available through portals:
    • —ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database (PQDT) (ASL subscription database).
    • —Citation/Abstracts may appear in some indexes (e.g. SciFinder, MathSciNet, PsycINFO, ERIC, ABI/INFORM, ChemAbstracts etc.).
  • PQDT publishes more than 80,000 graduate works annually.  85% of dissertations and theses submitted through online ETD Administrator.
  • Includes works by authors from more than 1,700 graduate schools. School list here:

Two part process:

  1. Students: The ETD Administrator allows graduate students to sign in and submit their completed dissertation or thesis to ProQuest for online publishing.  All works are reviewed by Department ETD Administrator before delivered to ProQuest/UMI.
  2. ETD Administrator:  Log on to system, reviews and manages submissions, communicates with students, sends copy to ProQuest, sends pre-publication version of work to NSU Works (NSU institutional repository) 

publishing options for nsu students within etd system:

  • OPTION 1 - Traditional Publishing 
    • —No fees charged for traditional publishing.
    • —Student retain sole and complete ownership of dissertation or thesis.
    • —Student eligible to receive royalties on the sale of work (10% of its net revenue from sales of the work). Royalties paid when accrued earned royalties reach $25.00 USD. If, after 25 years, earned royalties do not accrue to at least $25.00 USD, ProQuest/UMI's royalty payment obligation will cease.) 
  • OPTION 2 - Open Access Publishing PLUS 
    • —ProQuest/UMI fee for Open Access Publishing PLUS is US $95.00 (paid by student)
    • —​​—Student retain sole and complete ownership of dissertation or thesis.
    • —Student agrees to wide dissemination of work by providing free global access to the electronic copy of the work via the Internet.