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Researchers are often approached to consider publishing a thesis as a book.
If you intend to publish your thesis in this way, permission must be requested from the registrar with the consent of the supervisor, the head of department and the dean of the faculty, for the copyright to be ceded to the student in order to publish the thesis as a book.
PLEASE NOTE! The copyright to theses and dissertations done at UP belongs to the University (see section 4.6 in the Policy on Electronic Theses and Dissertations):
4.6. The University of Pretoria is the copyright holder of all its theses and dissertations. A request for copyright to be ceded to the student can be made after graduation. A recommendation to this effect should be made to the Intellectual Property Legal Advisor in the Department of Research and Innovation and should be with the consent of the supervisor, the head of the department and the dean of the faculty. The University retains the right to archive the electronic version of such a thesis or dissertation on UPSpace (Institutional Repository).
According to this policy, the University reserves the right to archive an electronic copy of the thesis/dissertation in the University's repository system (UPSpace). The Library keeps an electronic copy of each thesis/dissertation done at UP and it cannot be removed from the system. Authors who wish to embargo the full text must submit to the library a written instruction from the head of department and the dean of the faculty stipulating the reason to do so.
Postgraduate Students, be aware of the predatory publishers who send complimentary emails inviting and offering authors of new theses and dissertations to publish their theses into a book. Avoid these predatory publishers and always check if they are listed in the accredited lists.