If you publish journal articles that contribute to your thesis, the publishing agreement will state how the articles may be included in your thesis.
There are three models of Open Access. The first two allow you to include your publications in your thesis without requesting permission from the publisher.
Thesis authors are routinely contacted by publishers, usually by email, with an offer to publish their thesis. These unsolicited offers are of concern because publishing with these entities may restrict future use of the content in your thesis. Restrictions may result from conditions that you agreed to in the publishing agreement or because journal publishers do not accept material which has already been published.
The websites of these entities are often impressive and give apparent validity. Despite this, publishing quality is frequently substandard and distribution of publications is poor.
If you are considering publishing your thesis, see the Publishing: Books and Book Chapters and Understanding Publishers pages of this LibGuide for more information to assist you with choosing a publisher.
Third party material refers to any material for which you do not own the copyright.
To use third party material in your thesis, you need to have permission from the copyright owner, or be able to rely on provisions in the Copyright Act that allow you to use third party material without permission.
You do not need to seek permission if:
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