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Publish your essay in DiVA

As a student at Södertörn University (SH) or the Swedish Red Cross University College (RKH) you can publish your Bachelor’s essay or Master's dissertation in the digital archive, DiVA. The archive consists of publications written by both researchers and students.

When can I publish my essay in DiVA?

When your essay has received a passing grade and when you have made all the necessary amendments to the text as requested by your teacher, you can publish your essay in DiVA. Please see the page Writing an essayexternal link to make sure you haven't missed anything.

Check that your text does not contain any personal identity numbers or other information that should not be accessible on the Internet.

If you want to know the rules for publishing pictures, charts etc., visit the web site writingguide.seexternal link

Use the "Checklist for publishing in DiVA" when you fill in the DiVA form.

The essay / thesis that is registered must be at a C level (Bachelor) or higher.

Tip: Put the checklist and the DiVA form in two windows next to each other. This will make the registration process easier for you.

Only the information below is needed. The remaining fields in the DiVA form can be left empty.

Author

All authors must be included. If you want to add an author, click “Another author”.

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Choose organisation (If you are a student at SH you choose the institution, or as appropriate Teacher Education, Police Education. If you are a student at the RKH you choose the Red Cross University College)
  • E-mail (if you want to receive an e-mail when the thesis has been published in DiVA)

Titel

  • Main title
  • Subtitle
  • Language

Alternative title

Fill in if you want the title to be displayed in an additional language (optional).

Degree

  • Level
  • University credits (for the essay/thesis)
  • Subject / course (SH) or Educational program (RKH)

Other information

  • Year
  • Number of pages (the last numbered page)

Scroll down to:
National subject category

  • Choose one or more categories (If you are a student at the RKH you choose nursing or global health)

Keywords

If there are keywords also in another language, click the button “Keywords in another language”.

  • Keywords (separated by commas)
  • Language

Abstract

If there are abstracts in other languages, click “Another abstract”.

  • Abstract
  • Language

Supervisor

If there are more than one supervisor, click “Another supervisor”.

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Choose organization (If you are a student at SH you choose the department of the examiner, if you are a student at the RKH you choose the Department of Health Sciences)

Examiner

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Choose Organisation (If you are a student at SH you choose the department of the examiner, if you are a student at the RKH you choose the Department of Health Sciences)

Click Continue

When should the file be made freely available?

If the text is considering to be an article, you can choose a later date for when the full text will be visible in DiVA.

  • Make freely available later (only if you are writing an article from the text)

Upload file

Only the version of your thesis that has been approved by your examiner is to be uploaded to DiVA. Scroll down to “Browse…” to upload the file.

  • Upload your thesis in PDF format

Publishing conditions

Please read the publication conditions before approving.

  • accept the publishing conditions

Click Continue

Make sure everything is correct and then click “Submit”.

Click Cancel/Save draft to continue the registration later. You will find your saved drafts in "My drafts".

We check all registrations before publication and it may take a couple of days before your thesis becomes visible in DiVA.

If you have any questions, please contact publications@sh.se

How can my essay be accessible?

Your published essay will be search­able in several places:

  • DiVA-portal (diva-portal.org)external link, opens in new window, is an open repository, where many Swedish universities and research institutions register and publish their research. Both Södertörns University and the Swedish Red Cross University College are members of the DiVA-cooperation. 
  • Uppsök (uppsök.se)external link, opens in new window and Essays.seexternal link, opens in new window contain essays from Swedish universities.
  • Your essay can be found by external search engines, such as Google.
  • Your essay is indexed in URKUND (urkund.com)external link, opens in new window, which is an automated system that helps to detect attempts to plagiarise your text.

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Page updated

23-09-2019