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How do I contribute my thesis?

To submit a digital copy of your thesis you are required to complete the Thesis Deposit Form. The digital copy can be uploaded to this form, or emailed to

For more information on submitting your Murdoch University thesis see the Theses guide.

How do I contribute my research publications?

Murdoch Research Repository welcomes contributions of publications from staff and postgraduate students of Murdoch University and its associated bodies.

To contribute a research publication:

  • Read and indicate your agreement on the online Repository Deposit Agreement form. This is a one-off agreement that asks for the right to store your works and make them publically available. If you are unable to use the online form, please use the print form, sign it and return it to repository staff.
  • Send a list of your publications and an electronic copy of the work(s) to (see below for which versions to send).

Repository staff will then:

  • check the policy of the publisher to determine if deposit of material into an institutional repository is allowed;
  • request permission to deposit the work from the publisher if no policy or agreement terms exist;
  • create a record in the repository so that your work can be found
  • convert any MS word files to PDF format (if required and appropriate)

Important note - send us the 'accepted manuscript' not the publisher formatted PDF

When contributing content to the Murdoch Research Repository we ask that you provide us with your own final version (also known as the accepted manuscript) rather than the publisher formatted PDF version.

The 'accepted manuscript' is the final document that you create - as accepted for publication and incorporating any changes following refereeing and editing - but without any of the publishers' formatting, pagination, layout etc.

This is the preferred version as publishers generally do not allow authors to deposit publisher formatted PDFs into institutional repositories. However many do allow the 'accepted manuscript' to be made available. We will inform you if the publisher formatted PDF version can be deposited in the repository.

See Copyright section for more information.