Delay of Posting (embargo) Requests

Under certain circumstances you may request a publication delay (embargo) for your dissertation. To do so, download the form, fill it out, and get the necessary signatures before submitting your dissertation to the OhioLINK ETD Center.

ProQuest Resources

  • ProQuest no longer registers copyrights on behalf of students. To register your copyright with the United States Copyright Office, please see
  • To order bound, printed copies of your dissertation at the author's discount price, please contact ProQuest directly at Do not send credit card information through email.

ProQuest has other documents that you may find helpful, though some of their recommendations are not in line with KSU policies, which always take precedence. These documents include the ProQuest Publishing Agreement which is effectively incorporated in the OhioLINK ETD Center online submission form. You can download these resources at UMI's website.

Purchasing bound printed Copies

You may contact Proquest directly at to order bound, printed dissertations at the author's discount price.

As an alternative, you can check with your local copy shop or other business that offers binding services. We do not endorse any particular business but can suggest the following possibilities:

  • The HF Group offers an online service for printing and binding personal copies; just upload your PDF. The cost varies according to the number of pages and other options (use the cost calculator before placing the order).