Practical information concerning the PhD degree

This page has been made primarily for PhD students at the Nanoelectronics (NANO) research group at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.

No guarantees are given about the correctness or relevance of the information and links on this page - information has been gathered from all over the place, and may not be relevant to Department of Informatics PhD's.



IEEE papers reuse

How to get permission to include your IEEE papers in your thesis. The information is current per january 2012.

  1. Go to the IEEE Xplore abstract page for one of your papers
  2. Press the "Request Permissions" button
  3. Choose "I would like to... reuse in a thesis/dissertation"

You will then be taken to a page which explains how to reuse text, figures, tables, and whole papers in your thesis. Per january 2012 the page does not grant you the right to use the published version of your papers, only the accepted version.

After some e-mailing back and forth with they finally gave permission to use the published version of the papers. So if your university operates with a single version of the thesis for both print and online, let IEEE know this and ask for permission by e-mailing Here is what IEEE wrote in an e-mail in january 2012:

Again, Håkon has permission to use the published version in his thesis, and
since you have explained that the submitted thesis is the ONLY official
document and is public, both printed and electronic, he has IEEE' permission to
place the published version on Oslo University's website, as long as the
following requirements are met:

In placing the thesis on the author's university website, please display the
following message in a prominent place on the website:

In reference to IEEE copyrighted material which is used with permission in this
thesis, the IEEE does not endorse any of Oslo University's products or
services.  Internal or personal use of this material is permitted.  If
interested in reprinting/republishing IEEE copyrighted material for advertising
or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or
redistribution, please go to
to learn how to obtain a License from RightsLink.

IET / Electronics Letters papers reuse

How to get permission to include your IET / Electronics Letters papers in your thesis. The information is current per january 2012.

Contact information for reuse queries can be found here:

E-mail conversation with Electronics Letters <> january 2012:

Me:       I would like to include an IET paper I've co-authored in my PhD thesis.
          The thesis will be printed and it will also be made publicly available
          on my university's website.

          Do I have IET's permission to do that?

          Should I write anything in front of the paper and/or on the website
          where the thesis will be published?

          Can I use the published version or must I use the postprint version?
          There's only one version of the thesis, so I can't have different
          versions in print/web.

          The paper I want to include is this one:
          High precision calibrated digital delay element M. Zarre Dooghabadi,
          H.A. Hjortland, and T.S. Lande, Electron. Lett. 47, 564 (2011),

ELetters: Permission to reproduce as requested is given, provided that the
          source of the material including the author, title, date, and
          publisher is acknowledged.

          A reproduction fee is not due to the IET on this occasion because you
          are a co-author and it is for educational purposes.

          Thank you for your enquiry. Please do not hesitate to contact me
          should you require any further information.

          [From the e-mail footer:]
          [...], or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or
          entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited.

Me:       Thanks!

          Can I use the published version of the paper?

ELetters: Thank you for your email. You can use the published version of the
          paper as long as the full acknowledgment, as previously stated, is

Me:       Thanks!

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