The Crossref Curriculum

Dissertations

Dissertation records may be deposited for a single dissertation or thesis. DOIs are not assigned to collections of dissertations. The dissertation type should be used for content items which have not been published in books or journals. If a dissertation is published as a book or within a serial, it should be deposited with the appropriate content type.

Constructing dissertation deposits

A dissertation deposit requires a title, a single author (deposited as <person_name>), institution, and approval date. Degree, ISBN, and record number information may also be included.

If a Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) number has been assigned, it should be deposited in the identifier element with the id_type attribute set to dai. If an institution has its own numbering system, it should be deposited in <item_number>, and the item_number_type should be set to institution.

Last Updated: 2020 April 8 by Laura J. Wilkinson