PHD thesis or Dissertation
Thesis and Dissertation
The UF Graduate School Editorial Office is here to help with thesis, dissertation, and curriculum issues. The office oversees the thesis and dissertation process, offering guidance to students, faculty, and staff to ensure all master's theses and doctoral dissertations meet UF’s high standards and are ready for electronic submission and digital archiving within the UF Libraries. The editorial team is happy to answer questions about format and reference systems, tables, figures, and equations, along with those related to copyright and documentation issues. Editors do not examine or critique content, scholarship, research methods or writing style, as this falls under the responsibility of the student and their supervisory committee members. The Editorial Office can provide referrals to outside editors and formatters available for hire, should further assistance be necessitated or desired. The office also publishes the University of Florida Guide for Preparing Theses and Dissertations, a comprehensive guide outlining the procedures required when formatting and submitting a thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School Editorial Office for review and approval.Additionally, the Graduate School's Editorial Office works hand-in-hand with the Application Support Center (ASC), a division of UF Academic Technology. The ASC provides workshops and one-on-one consultations, relating to the thesis and dissertation formatting templates. After consultation with the Application Support Center and within all published deadlines during their intended term of degree award, students must submit their thesis or dissertation documents via the Graduate School's Editorial Document Management System (EDM); this system provides a communication mechanism between the student and staff, allowing for real-time updating and tracking of all submission data related to the ETD process. The convenient and easy-to-use online portal is synchronous with GIMS: The Graduate Information Management System, the system which records and reports all pertinent graduate academic data related to UF's graduate students. Once the editorial process is complete, all ETDs are validated and transferred to the library portal for publication via GIMS by the Graduate School Editorial Office staff.