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Dissertation at Stockholm University 

Stockholm University has rules about the visual identity of dissertations. Our preferred procured printing agency and all others that you are permitted to partner with follow our InDesign template for dissertation covers. Through the library, you can also acquire the title sheet template. In the manual for visual identity (site in Swedish) you can read more about this.

If you need help with the layout, to typeset your text in InDesign, translation or proofreading, the university has tendered these services (site in Swedish).

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Dissertation with Other Publishers

If you are publishing your dissertation at another publishing house, you do not have to follow the Stockholm University cover template. However, you must register your thesis in DiVA and get a title sheet that will be distributed with your dissertation. It must also be stated on the cover or on the colophon that the title is a dissertation from Stockholm University.

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Stockholm University Dissertation Word Templates

You do not have to use Stockholm University’s dissertation Word template when writing your dissertation, but it helps. Partly because there are pages that must already be in place, and partly because the template is the sized correctly to ensure that your dissertation is printed in the correct format.

Stockholm University’s departments have different rules regarding the use of the Word template. Check with your department to find out which elements apply.

If you need help with the layout, to typeset your text in InDesign, translation or proofreading, the university has tendered these services (site only in Swedish).

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Templates for PhD Students and Researchers

The templates below are in S5 format, but you can also get a template in A4 format. Contact mallsupportsub@su.se for help with templates for PhD students and researchers.

Instructions for Word template for doctoral theses (455 Kb) is about how to work with the template. You do not need to install the template. You can simply work within it, as with any other Word document.

When you make your dissertation ready for print, you should use the template "Avhandling" which you can find in Stockholm University's production tool. In the Word templates below, we have removed the pages that already are in the production tool.

MS Word template for the production tool with English settings (31 Kb) for PhD students and researchers

MS Word template for the production tool with Swedish settings (32 Kb) for PhD students and researchers