FAQ about the registration procedure
Where do I register my doctoral thesis?
What information is required when registering the thesis?
- Log-in information (Lucat).
- Information on the title of the doctoral thesis, ISBN etc.
- Abstract in English, and preferably also in Swedish.
- Information about the public defence of your doctoral thesis, venue and date, etc.
- The doctoral thesis in full text as a PDF document for archiving.
You can save an incomplete registration and return to it at a later time.
- Find out more about publishing a doctoral thesis in full text.
How do I obtain my log-in information?
In order to register a doctoral thesis you must have a LUCAT account.
- Information about Lucat (in Swedish)
- If you have forgotten your password, you can change it on the Password Portal for student account and Lucat.
When should I enter the information?
This should be done well in advance to the public defence of your doctoral thesis. Contact the person at your faculty or institution for more exact information regarding the registration deadline.
Who is the contact person at my faculty/institution?
See the column for the contact person.
How do I obtain an ISBN?
Before you send your doctoral thesis to be printed, it must have a unique ID. This is called an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and is usually printed on the flyleaf of the doctoral thesis. How to obtain an ISBN number.
How do I know that what I have written actually has been saved in the database?
When you have registered your dissertation a message will be sent to the contact person at your faculty or institution, who will approve the registration. You will receive a message when the registration is approved and your thesis is visible in LUCRIS.
What should I do if I do not have a PDF at the time of registration?
Contact the person responsible at at your faculty or institution. See column for the contact person.
How do I publish my doctoral thesis in full text?
If the publisher of the doctoral thesis is you or the University, the pdf file can be made publicly available in LUCRIS in conjunction with registration.
How is the printed doctoral thesis distributed?
Every doctoral student is to submit four complete copies of the doctoral thesis (one copy of licentiate thesis) to the University Library at Helgonabacken. Each copy of the doctoral thesis should contain a document data sheet.
Note! Doctoral students at the Faculty of Social Sciences submit only three copies (one copy of licentiate thesis) to the University Library.
Do you prefer to send your dissertations by post? Please address to Universitetsbiblioteket Box 3, 221 00 Lund. Do not forget to mark the envelope with "Dissertations" and to write your own address - we will send you a note that we have received your thesis.
Where can I find the template for the document data sheet that is to be included in the printed doctoral thesis?
The doctoral thesis should contain an abstract sheet with information about the public defence of the doctoral thesis. The links below provide templates for this:
Mathematics / Faculty of Science
046-222 31 39
Tel: 046-222 71 82
Faculty of Medicine
046-222 49 26
Faculty of Engineering (LTH) and IIIEE
046-222 89 13
046-222 46 57
Faculties of Humanities and Theology
046-222 83 15
Faculty of Law
046-222 10 95
Faculty of Social Sciences
046-222 48 35
School of Economics and Management
charlina [dot] lunvald [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se (Charlina Lunvald)
046-222 41 73
Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
040-32 54 96