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Thesis and Dissertation Preparation

REGULATIONS FOR PREPARING THESIS AND DISSERTATIONS

I. The Paper

A. According to the UAMS library, any 8 1/2 x 11 inches, high quality white bond, marked 100% rag or cotton fiber will be acceptable. If in doubt a sample of the proposed paper should be sent to the UAMS Library Administrative Office for prior approval. See also Section VII.

It must be emphasized that paper quality for the library copy is to be maintained at all times. The UAMS library stated that only bond paper watermarked 100% cotton or rag content will be accepted. The following brands of papers, so watermarked, are believed to be widely available in good stationery stores: LANCASTER BOND, OLD HAMPSHIRE BOND, PERMANIZED PARCHMENT BOND.

B. Duplication of thesis and dissertations by photocopy for deposit in the UAMS Library is acceptable under the following conditions:

In order to get good copy the original must be clear, black and neat. Letter quality computer print produces the best original from which to copy. Type of paper used for the ORIGINAL is unimportant so long as the contrast between paper and print is distinct. The three copies to be deposited in the UAMS Library must be on the bond paper as specified in I, A. above. Photocopying makes fine copies of line drawings. It does not make satisfactory copies of most other types of illustrations.

Photocopies must be of high quality which requires adequate servicing of equipment. Poor copy is in danger of being rejected.

C. Margins:

All pages of the text proper must have the following margins: Left: 1 1/2 inches; right: 1 inch; top: 1 inch; and bottom: 1 inch. Exceptions to these margins may be made, at the discretion of the major advisor, for charts, graphs, and special tables. CAUTION: A TOO NARROW LEFT MARGIN MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF A PORTION OF THE TABLE IN BINDING.

II. ARRANGEMENT OF THE THESIS OR DISSERTATION

A. Fly leaf (blank page).

B. Half title (Page bearing title only).
See specifications for typing outlined on Thesis
and Dissertation Library Checklist and examples in
back of this book.

C. Title Page.

The half title and title page shall be symmetrical with
a vertical line drawn 1/8 inch to the right of the
center of the page. On the title page appears the title
of the thesis (or dissertation) followed by, A thesis
(or dissertation) submitted in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing
Science, Master of Science, or Doctor of Philosophy.

The title page also gives the following information: The
full name of the writer; previous degree or degrees with
the name of the institution and the year granted: the
year in which the degree sought is to be granted; and
the words, The University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences.

See specifications for typing outlined on Thesis and
Dissertation Library Checklist and examples in back of
this book.

D. Approval sheet containing the words, This thesis (or
dissertation) is approved and spaces for the signatures of the
major professor and the members of the thesis or
doctoral committee. The approval sheet must show the
original signatures. The name of each committee member
will be typed directly under each signature.

See specifications for typing outlined on Thesis and
Dissertation Library checklist and examples in back of
this book.

E. Acknowledgements (if any).

F. Table of contents with page references.

G. Body of thesis or dissertation. Double-space the body
of the thesis or dissertation.

See specifications for typing outlined on Thesis and
Dissertation Library Checklist and examples in back of
this book.

H. Bibliography

I. Index (if present).

J. Final fly leaf (a blank page).

(Samples of the half title, title page, and approval
sheet are included in the back of this volume.)

III. MASTER’S THESIS:

The original copy should be submitted to the UAMS Library for
checking not later than ten class days before the degree is
to be granted.

Two photocopied (or original and one photocopy) unbound
copies of the Master’s Thesis in prescribed form, on
acceptable bond, with original signatures on the approval
sheet, must be submitted to the UAMS Library Administrative
Office before the date degree is to be granted.

The Graduate School does not require an abstract with the
master’s thesis.

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION:

The original copy should be submitted to the Library for
checking not later than ten class days before the degree is
to be granted.

Two photocopied (or original and one photocopy) unbound
copies of the doctoral dissertation in prescribed form, on
acceptable bond, with original signatures on the approval
sheet, must be submitted to the UAMS Library Administrative
Office before the date degree is to be granted.

In the case of a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation,
consult the major department for required number of copies.

IV. ABSTRACT OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

The abstract of a doctoral dissertation follows the same
format as that of the dissertation except that the title page
contains the words Abstract of dissertation submitted in
partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy and it contains the approval sheet
reading This abstract is approved by___________________ (with
typed signature beneath), the space being for the signature
of the major professor. A printed copy of 350 words or less
(on prescribed high quality bond) of the abstract, approved
by the major professor as suitable for publication, must
accompany the dissertation when it is submitted to the UAMS
Library. The abstract is independent of the dissertation,
hence, the pages should not be numbered as part of the
dissertation. (NOTE: When the candidate or major professor
considers it advisable for the official abstract to exceed
the 350 word limit, two copies of a longer version may be
submitted, together with one copy of an abridgement of 350
words or less suitable for publication in Dissertation
Abstracts.) The library has dissertations in the collection
which may be checked out to use as guides.

V. PUBLICATION OF DISSERTATION AND ABSTRACTS

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is
participating in the Doctoral Dissertation Series project
conducted by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
These are published in microfilm form, and copies are
available from this firm. The abstract is published in the
quarterly journal, Dissertation Abstracts.

All candidates for the doctor’s degree are required to
complete an agreement form at the time the dissertation is
submitted to the UAMS Library except in those cases in which
copyright clearance cannot be obtained. Copies of the
agreement form are available in the UAMS Graduate School and
should be returned to the Graduate School Office after the
form is completed.

Dissertations may be copyrighted, if desired, at an
additional charge. A bank cashiers check or money order for
this charge should be made payable to University Microfilms,
Inc., to accompany the dissertation. A separate page bearing
copyright notice, as specified in the agreement form, must be
provided. The UAMS Graduate office has the appropriate forms
which includes the current cost for requesting copyrights.

VI. USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IN DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

University Microfilms assumes no responsibility for direct
quotations used without permission. When any copyrighted
material is used extensively, that is, more than 150 words in
a direct quotation, permission should be obtained from the
copyright owner and so noted within the text of the document.

VII. OTHER DIRECTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS

A. Photomount paper or dry mounting tissue, available at
photographic supply stores and most drug stores, should
be used for mounting photographs, prints, etc., as
needed. Application is made by means of a hot iron.

B. Extra large charts, maps, etc., should be rolled and
turned in with the thesis; proper folding will be done
by the bindery. Where a single fold is necessary, this
should be made 1/4 inch from the outer edge.

C. Page numbering may be top center, top right corner, or
bottom as preferred, but consistency is essential. For
bibliography, single space within the item and double
space between items. Page numbering must be consecutive
and care taken that no pages are skipped. All
supplementary material (example: appendices) should be
numbered as part of the thesis or dissertation.

D. Duplication of the thesis or dissertation by means of
quick copy is preferable but a photocopy is acceptable.
Reproductions by means of Thermofax are not acceptable.
Where photographs are used, proper developing and
washing are essential.

E. In some cases computer output paper trimmed to standard
8 1/2 x 11 inches may be included directly in the thesis
or dissertations. Consultation with a member of the UAMS
Library Administrative Office before inclusion of
computer printouts is recommended.

F. REMEMBER: The date of the thesis or dissertation on the
title page must be that of the YEAR IN WHICH THE DEGREE
IS AWARDED.

Proof read thoroughly.

VIII.For other matters of style and directions on preparation of
final copy the student should consult the style sheet
accepted in his specific field or one of the following:

A. Turabian, Kate L. Manual for Writers of Term Papers,
Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, most recent edition.

B. Campbell, William Giles. Form and Style in Thesis
Writing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, most recent
edition.

C. The MLA Style Sheet, PMLA, most recent edition.

D. Committee on Form and Style of the Conference of
Biological Editors, Style Manual for Biological
Journals, Washington, most recent edition.

These may be available in the University Bookstore. These
works in no way supersede directions given above. They are
very complete works and answer most of the questions
confronting writers; other questions may be referred to the
thesis or dissertation director.

IX. A short, one page, vita of the author is suggested, not
required. If included, this page should be placed last,
following the references.

THESIS AND DISSERTATION LIBRARY CHECKLIST

_____1. Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ 100% rag or cotton, watermarked

_____2. Type – prefer elite or pica on typewriter; 10 or 12 point
on word processor.

_____3. Page numbers can be top center, top right corner, or
bottom center but must be consistent throughout

_____4. Margins?left 1 1/2″, right 1″, top 1″, bottom 1″ (Charts,
graphs, and special tables may be different if
permission of major advisor is attached)

_____5. Arrangement of Thesis or dissertation

a. Fly leaf (blank page)_____

b. Half title (page bearing title only)_____
(must be centered 1/8″ to right of center)
(single space between lines, begin down 25 from
top)

c. Title page_____
(must be centered 1/8″ to right of center)

_____Title of thesis or dissertation (begin 12
lines from top)
(single space between lines)

_____Statement (begin 5 lines from last line of
title)

For Master of Science thesis

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of
Master of Science

For Master of Nursing Science thesis

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of
requirements for the degree of
Master of Nursing Science

For Doctor of Philosophy dissertation

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy

_____By (5 lines from last line of statement)

_____Full name of master’s thesis author and
previous degree (5 lines below “By”)

_____For master’s thesis institution granting
degree on line above, year (next line). For
doctoral dissertation, degrees, institution
granting degrees, year (one to a line)

_____Year this degree is to be granted (9 lines
from previous line)

_____University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(next line)

d. Approval sheet_____

_____Statement (begin 12 lines from top, 2 1/2″
from left side)

For master’s thesis

This thesis is approved for
recommendation to the Graduate Council

For doctoral dissertation

This dissertation is approved for
recommendation to the Graduate Council

_____Words “Major Professor” (4 lines below the
last line)

_____Line (3 lines from the above) needs original
signature

_____Typed name (next line)

_____Words “Dissertation Committee”: for doctoral
dissertation or “Thesis Committee”: for
master’s thesis (2 lines down)

_____Line (3 lines from the above) needs original
signature

_____Typed name (next line) (Repeat last 2 items
for each additional member of Committee with
3 lines between each 2)

e. Acknowledgement page (if any)_____

f. Table of contents page with page references_____

g. Body of thesis or dissertation_____

Double-space

h. Bibliography_____

Single space in items_____
Double space between items_____

i. Index (not required)_____

j. Final flyleaf (a blank page)_____

_____6. Abstract of Doctoral Dissertation (DO NOT NUMBER PAGES)

a. Fly leaf (blank page)_____

b. Half title (page bearing title only)_____
(must be centered 1/8″ to right of center)
(single space between lines, begin down 25 lines
from top)

c. Title page_____
(must be centered 1/8″ to right of center)

_____Title of dissertation (begin 12 lines from
top) (single space between lines)

_____Statement (begin 5 lines from last line of
title)

Abstract of dissertation submitted in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy

_____By (5 lines from last line of statement)

_____Full name of doctoral dissertation author (5
lines below “By”)

_____Degrees, institution granting degrees, year
(next line down, one to a line)

_____Year this degree is to be granted (9 lines
from previous line)

_____University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(next line)

d. Approval sheet_____

_____Statement (Begin 15 lines from top, 2 1/2″
from left side

This abstract is approved by:

_____Line (5 lines from the above) needs original
signature

_____Typed name (next line)

e. Body of abstract_____
Center the word “Abstract” over the first page of
the 350 word abstract.

f. Final flyleaf (a blank page)

EXAMPLE OF HALF TITLE PAGE:

THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF THE THURSTONE
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: RESULTS
OBTAINED WITH THREE FRESHMAN CLASSES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR
MEDICAL SCIENCES

EXAMPLE OF TITLE PAGE FOR MASTER’S THESIS:

THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF THE THURSTONE
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: RESULTS
OBTAINED WITH THREE FRESHMAN CLASSES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR
MEDICAL SCIENCES

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of
Master of Science

By

JOHN HENRY JONES, B.S.
University of Missouri, 1984

1996
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

EXAMPLE OF TITLE PAGE FOR DOCTORAL DISSERTATION:

THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF THE THURSTONE
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: RESULTS
OBTAINED WITH THREE FRESHMAN CLASSES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR
MEDICAL SCIENCES

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy

By

JOHN HENRY JONES
B.S., University of Missouri, 1982
M.S., University of Missouri, 1984

1996
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

EXAMPLE OF APPROVAL SHEET FOR MASTER’S THESIS:

This thesis is approved
for recommendation to the
Graduate Council

Major Professor:

_________________________
(Typed Name)

Thesis Committee:

________________________
(Typed Name)

________________________
(Typed Name)

________________________
(Typed Name)

EXAMPLE OF APPROVAL SHEET FOR DOCTORAL DISSERTATION:

This dissertation is approved
for recommendation to the
Graduate Council

Major Professor:

_________________________
(Typed Name)

Dissertation Committee:

________________________
(Typed Name)

________________________
(Typed Name)

________________________
(Typed Name)

EXAMPLE OF TITLE PAGE FOR ABSTRACT OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION:

THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF THE THURSTONE
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: RESULTS
OBTAINED WITH THREE FRESHMAN CLASSES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES

Abstract of dissertation submitted in
partial fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

By

JOHN HENRY JONES
B.S., University of Missouri, 1982
M.S., University of Missouri, 1984

1996
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

EXAMPLE OF APPROVAL SHEET FOR ABSTRACT OF DISSERTATION:

This abstract is approved by:

_______________________________
(Typed Name)