Thesis publication support 

The Communications Office can help you with your thesis publication. Please get in touch about three months before your thesis defence to schedule the publication.

Contact The Communications Office

Please contact The Communcations Office three months before your thesis defence, in order to guarantee that your printed thesis will be delivered in time. Use the form and we will get back to you with a time plan for the thesis publication.  

Editing contents

The doctoral student is responsible for editing the contents of their thesis. 

Thesis cover

Communications will help you with the thesis cover. We can help you find suitable images or make a simple cover based on the university’s graphic profile.


All theses published by the university should be given ISBN numbers. Read more on the webpage ISBN and ISSN.

Spikning Ceremony

The thesis must be publically posted at least three weeks before the thesis defence. In Swedish, this is known as ”spikning”. The Spikning Ceremony is held in the library, at the birch trunks by the entrance. It is the doctoral student’s responsibility to make sure the library gets a copy of the thesis in time for the ceremony. 

To post your thesis, send it in digital format to Signe Wulund at least a week before your Spikning Ceremony date. It needs to be the final version, and you should include the cover and the “spikblad” in separate PDFs. 

A recommendation is to get your thesis printed in time that you can give three copies of it to the library at least five working days before you want to do your Spikning Ceremony. You can send your copies by internal post to Signe Wulund at the library.

During autumn 2021, a maximum of 50 invited guests are allowed. (This may change at any time, as we follow the Public Health Agency guidelines.)

Press release/web news

The Communications Office will write a news article to put on the university’s website, and send out a press release at the time for your thesis defence. Please do offer suggestions of which trade journals or specialist press might be interested, as well as any local news (usually the newspaper/broadcast media where you live and where you grew up).