Publish your dissertation at VU University Press

VU University Press publishes high-quality commercial editions of PhD theses. We manage the entire publishing process from start to finish – from editing, design and printing to storage and distribution. Execution, circulation and selling price of the publication are determined in consultation with the author. Are you considering publishing your work? We would be happy to prepare a customised offer for you based on an introductory meeting at our publishing house.


Completing a PhD thesis can be an extremely challenging and gruelling experience. Our experience shows that it can be beneficial to start thinking about how you might publish your thesis before the final writing phase. You are most welcome to visit our publishing house around six months before the intended doctoral conferral date so that we can explore how we might work together. The publishing process will begin as soon as your final manuscript is submitted. You can expect this process to take approximately three months.


It is also possible to publish a commercial edition after you have defended your thesis. (Please note that the original manuscript may need to be edited for this purpose.) In that case, we will decide on a suitable publication date in consultation with you.

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