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Business: Phd Students

For PhD students

Information on materials in an academic field and searching for sources
The subject librarians possess knowledge of the library's material in all of the academic fields of the University. They can give information on what is available and where it can be found, thus facilitating information searching. Furthermore, they can assist in locating sources, conference publications, reports and more.

Information for working with sources
The information specialists at the library have put together detailed instructions on the main citation styles used at the University: APAIEEE, OSCOLA. They also provide instructions on using reference management programs, especially Zotero, and assist with the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.

PhD thesis
Doctoral students have to submit their thesis to Opin vísindi. See instructions.
Students are required to hand in two copies of their printed thesis to their department. See department contacts for doctoral studies.

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The information specialists recommend Phd on track where detailed information for doctoral students can be found.

Contact the information specialist for your School and book an appointment. 

Submitting to Opin vísindi

Submitting to Opin vísindi

From 2016 the electronic version of doctoral theses are published in the repository Opin vísindi

The library gets two printed copies of the doctoral thesis, one for preservation and the other for circulation.

Before printing, students need to request two ISBNs; one for the printed version and the other for the electronic version. Please send an email to Kristína Benedikz at RU library to be assigned ISBNs. In the email, include the thesis title, department and the author ORCID

  • Both ISBNs should appear in both versions (print and electronic).
  • The ISBNs should be on the backside of the title page.
  • The author’s ORCID should also be on the backside of the title page.  

ISBN 978-9935-9537-1-4 electronic version
ISBN 978-9935-9537-5-3 print version


If any problems arise regarding submission to Open Vísindi please contact the library: