Permission to Quote Copyrighted Material

Most publishers have their own policies and procedures for granting copyright permission requests. We will accept whatever form of permission you are given. This includes a link to a journal’s website stating that authors’ retain copyright, Open Access information, or an email reply from the copyright holder. You can also look for permission at the Copyright Clearance Center ( If none of these are available, feel free to send these forms to the owner of a copyright.

Statement of Thesis/Dissertation Approval


The Statement of Approval takes the place of the signature sheets in the electronic version of the thesis or dissertation. Copy and paste the form provided above into your manuscript as page ii (following the copyright page) and complete the required information. Do not scan the provided form or your signed approval forms. No signatures are necessary for the Statement of Approval.


Note: According to FERPA rules, only authors of the dissertation or thesis, or those they authorize, may receive an edited manuscript from the Thesis Office. If you would like another person to pick up your edited manuscript, you must fill out a FERPA Authorization Form and submit it to the Thesis Office before the person picks up your manuscript.