As part of the graduation requirements for students completing theses, dissertations, or doctoral projects, students must submit their final approved document electronically to ProQuest and Digital Scholarship@UNLV, both digital repositories of intellectual output.
Some students may have a compelling reason to embargo their thesis or dissertation for a period of time to protect intellectual property rights or due to other publication restrictions. Common reasons for embargoes include:
- Publishing conflicts
- Patent applications
- Potential to publish in the next few years
- Monograph publication timeline
- Funding contracts