Submitting RU thesis to

Electronic copies submitted to Skemman –

Before students submit a printed copy of their thesis to the School in question, they should submit an electronic copy to Skemman, according to the rules on submission of final thesis. As stated in the rules, students also have to fill out a statement on a special form on how the thesis should be preserved at the RU Library.

To log in to Skemman, students use their RU user name and password. Theses submitted to Skemman should be in PDF format unless that is not applicable. PDF documents should be saved so that they are secured and can be neither copied nor printed. Students are responsible for saving documents in this way. To secure PDF documents, you need Acrobat Writer | Adobe Acrobat X Pro which is available on three library computers located nean the entrance (computers number 8576, 8577, and 8579).


Students who prepare their thesis using programs which do not allow users to create PDF documents, submit the report in PDF format but accompanying documents in their original format if Skemman allows for that.

Thoroughly read the document(s) in whole before beginning. Give PDF documents descriptive titles, for example, taken from the author's name, type of thesis, title of thesis, and/or year. Avoid words such as "final" or "for printing" in document titles. When a document has been submitted to Skemman, it can be neither changed nor replaced.

Open access
As a general rule, theses in Skemman are open for reading. Access to a thesis can be closed temporarily for example, due to sensitive or confidential information.

Students are responsible for ensuring that all copies, electronic and printed, are identical.


If any problems come up when submitting a thesis, you can contact the library service desk tel. 599 6234. Kristína Benedikz is project manager of Skemman and can be contacted directly by tel. 599 6410 or e-mail 

Submitting printed copies

Printed copies of theses (essays / reports and accompanying documents) shall be submitted to Schools in accordance with their rules. Printed copies need to be accompanied by a confirmation (printout of e-mail - see sample below) from Skemman that an electronic copy has been submitted.


The Library and Information Service at RU preserves one printed copy of all theses along with accompanying documents and provides access to them in accordance with the rules of the library.

Publishing electronic copies
Electronic copies are published in Skemman after graduation, spring and winter and after the library has received the printed copy.

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