Policies for Honors Theses

Who Can Submit

Honors Theses only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Honors Theses. For additional information, please contact dcadministrator@salemstate.edu.

How to Submit a Paper

1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact dcadministrator@salemstate.edu.

2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be up to 250 words. Please also select up to 10 keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.

3. Submit the paper by using the form on the submissions page.

4. If you have any questions, contact dcadministrator@salemstate.edu.

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to dcadministrator@salemstate.edu. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions on the submissions page; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at dcadministrator@salemstate.edu. However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.