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Use of Previously Published Materials/Results

Example: Note to Reader/Footnote Options (VIEW PDF)

All previously published work from the author of the thesis/dissertation must be disclosed if it is reproduced in the ETD. Students should consult with the USF Library on obtaining copyright approval and be familiar with the USF policies and procedures on this issue - and

Note: If an article or chapter is being submitted for review by a publication/journal, but has not been published by the day you turn in the committee-approved manuscript to Graduate Studies, you are not required to seek copyright permission. You may, if you like, still include a Note to Reader or footnote that it is being submitted for review, currently in review, or even accepted by the publication, as long as it has not been published.


If permission has been granted to use the previously published work within the ETD, it should be disclosed as either A Note to Reader as the first 2nd order heading of the chapter where the work is utilized or as a footnote to the chapter where the work is utilized. (View PDF Example)

Multiple Authors

If work being utilized in the ETD involves multiple authors, the ETD author must be the first author of said publication(s) and the level of work contributed by each author should be disclosed, either in the Note to Reader or footnote.

Permission Documents

The documents obtained from the publisher must be included as a part of the Appendices.

Inclusion of Reprints in the Appendix

If PDF reprints of published articles are included in the Appendices, they should be placed in the last Appendix Chapter. Reprints are required to have page numbers (even if the reprints have page numbers from the original source as well) and must meet margin requirements. Please note: the inclusion of reprints will likely require copyright approval.