Make your text accessible

To make your texts accessible even to people with disabilities, it is important that the PDFs we upload in DiVA are adapted for accessibility. The law on Accessibility to Digital Public Service has been in force since 1 January 2019 and stands for the importance of PDFs being readable with the help of electronic reading tools, when needed.

Follow these instructions on how to make your documents accessible.

Booking a time plan

It is important to apply for a time plan in good time. The production of your thesis normally starts about 3–4 weeks before the date of posting, but due to high workloads during certain periods your production time can be longer.

Information session on thesis production

This session is for you, who have requested a time plan and will be sending your thesis to Thesis Production within a time frame of 4–5 weeks. We recommend all PhD and licentiate students to participate to make the process as smooth as possible.

Dates for information sessions on thesis production

Printing your thesis


  • Install and use our thesis template. Thesis Production offers template support for Word 2010, 2013 and 2016 for Windows and Word 2011 and 2016 for Mac.
  • Check with your supervisor to see which thesis series applies to you.
  • Contact the journals/publishers where your articles are published to get permission to include these in your thesis.
  • Register your thesis in DiVA. If it is a comprehensive summary, you first need to register your composite papers. See the guides here.
  • If proofreading is needed, remember to book it well in advance so that all material is ready when it is time to send it to Thesis Production.
  • Check our pricelist if you would like to get a rough idea of what your thesis will cost.


It is important to follow the planned schedule in order to guarantee delivery on the appointed date. Therefore make sure that your material is complete, proofread and corrected on the date of submission.

  • Fill in the order form. It is fine to photograph/scan it.
  • Upload your complete thesis (with composite papers), order form and list of what diagrams/pages of your summary and articles are to be printed in colour via MyFiles. You will receive the invitation to MyFiles about one week before the submission date.

Proofing and printing

  • Within 1–2 business days, you will get back a proof. You now have the opportunity to make any final changes.
  • Thesis Production completes the final version of your thesis. If any new errors are detected, these must be published in a separate errata list.
  • The thesis is then sent to the printer. After 2–3 days you must review the printed proof at Thesis Production to detect any printer’s errors.
  • After your approval, the thesis goes to press and is delivered to one address in Uppsala as agreed, usually in the afternoon.

If you are not printing your doctoral thesis via Thesis Production

Register your posting details in DiVA for electronic posting well in advance of the posting date. Instructions for registrations in DiVA.

  1. Contact Thesis Production in order to receive an abstract and title page before you print your thesis.
  2. Send your thesis in PDF-format to Thesis Production using MyFiles.
  3. If you publish a monograph thesis and want it available in DiVA (electronic publishing), you will need to sign a publishing agreement (print, fill in information and sign). Scan or take a photo of the signed paper then send by mail to
  4. Complete your posting by delivering seven printed copies of your thesis to the caretakers office (Postal and Delivery Services) at Carolina Rediviva and signing a posting receipt. (Monograph dissertations published in one of the series titles in Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis need to be posted with ten printed copies.)

Any other support and assistance will be charged an hourly rate of SEK 850.

Register in DiVA

Posting your thesis

Before the public defence of your thesis, you should make your dissertation public by posting the date of the defence. According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, doctoral theses should be posted at least three weeks before the public defence.

According to a decision by the Vice-Chancellor, electronic posting is the only mandatory posting. This means that the posting information – the abstract as well as the time and place of the public defence – is published in DiVA. Posting is done in two steps:

  1. To post your thesis, you must first have registered it in DiVA. You do this when submitting your files to Thesis Production.
  2. To complete posting you need to submit seven printed copies of the thesis to Carolina Rediviva’s Caretakers Office. (Monograph dissertations published in one of the series titles in Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis need to be posted with ten printed copies.) This needs to be done three weeks before your public defence date. The final date for posting you can find in the time plan we send you.

When you deliver your copies to the caretakers office you will receive a posting receipt confirming that your thesis has been posted. Once this is done, your thesis is made public on upcoming public defence dates webpage in DiVA.

If you are unable to post in person, you are welcome to send a representative with proxy authorisation to do the posting and leave the books.

The Caretaker’s Office offers drop-in for posting matters during office hours (8–12, 13–15). Contact: +46 18 471 39 28

Click here for more information about posting.

Digitise your old thesis

A large part of Uppsala University's scientific production before 2003 does not exist in digital form. The Library offers you who have a PhD at Uppsala University help to digitise your thesis and make it available in DiVA. It will then be searchable in LIBRIS, SwePub and Google Scholar as well.

We need your approval to be able to digitise and publish your thesis. Download agreement for approval for digitisation and publishing.
Print, fill in and sign the approval. Scan or photograph and send via e-mail to


Finn Ljunggren (team leader)
Comprehensive summaries
018-471 4793

Jesper Andersson

Comprehensive summaries
018-471 1744

Camilla Eriksson
Monograph theses
018-471 6833

Göran Wallby
Comprehensive summaries
018-471 5848

Kerri Sandell
Comprehensive summaries
018-471 4359

Opening hours

Opening hours for posting (The Caretaker’s Office at Carolina Rediviva)
Weekdays at 8–12, 13–15

Regular hours Thesis Production
Under prevailing circumstances you can reach us via e-mail, phone and Zoom

Changes to opening hours
Closed for the summer: 5th July–1st August.

Postal address
Uppsala universitetsbibliotek (Carolina Rediviva)
Box 510
751 20 Uppsala

Visiting address
Carolina Rediviva, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 1.

Last modified: 2021-08-13