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Online Manuscript Submission

OnBase is now the permanent system for manuscript submissions and digital approval signatures.  

Types of Submissions

Preliminary Review: Before your Defense

Optional but highly recommended

After your defense, manuscripts cannot be submitted for a preliminary review.

To submit a preliminary review you'll need

  • a completed chapter or more of your manuscript as a PDF 

How to submit an initial and any additional preliminary reviews

  1.  Under Manuscript Type select Preliminary
  2. Under Manuscript Submission Type select Initial Review
  3. Continue filling out the rest of the form, then submit

NOTE: After your defense when you submit a Defended Manuscript (see below) you must select Initial Review again, NOT Resubmission.

Defended Review: After your Defense

Required to graduate

To submit a defended review you'll need

How to submit an initial defended review

  1.  Under Manuscript Type select Defended 
  2. Under Manuscript Submission Type select Initial Review (even if you submitted a Preliminary review)
  3. This will open a dropdown menu entitled Supervisory Committee and Department Chairs. Once you fill out their names and uNIDs, they will be notified by email that your submission is pending their approval in the form of a digital signature on the Approval form.
  4. Continue filling out the rest of the form, then submit

How to submit a resubmission defended review

Only use these instruction if you have submitted your manuscript AFTER your defense at least once before.

If you select Resubmission for your first post-defense submission, you will miss the step that requires you to enter your Committee Members’ information and will not receive their approval. This means you will not be processed for graduation. 

  1.  Under Manuscript Type select Defended
  2. Under Manuscript Submission Type select Resubmission
  3. Continue filling out the rest of the form, then submit

Because manuscript revisions don't need to be approved by your committee, these selections will skip the committee information section.

After Manuscript Submission: What's Next?

Follow next steps of the Submission Procedure

Your responsibilities after submitting

  • Track committee signatures
  • Work with your thesis editor for Format Approval
  • Upload to ProQuest

MORE Procedure Info

Submit proof of Copyright Permission

Required if your manuscript has

  • Long quotations
  • Reproduced publications (includes your own work if it has been published before)

More copyright info

Submit your Coauthor Information

Coauthors may be

  • students
  • nonstudents (e.g., faculty members, research directors, etc.)

More coauthor info

Last Updated: 5/3/24