Formatting Your Thesis: Required Formatting Standards and Organization
The Library's Theses Office focuses on the requirements and layout of dissertations, theses, projects and extended essays for submission to the Library and for publication.
You are encouraged to make use of the Library's thesis template to save time formatting your thesis. Whether you choose to use the library's thesis template or your own template, your thesis must be formatted according to the following standards.
Formatting Standards and Details
- Overall Layout and Specifications
- Title Page
- Approval Pages
- Footnotes / Endnotes
- Tables, Figures, & Illustrations
- Bi-Fold Pages
- DVDs and Video Files
If your thesis reproduces materials (e.g., maps, images, figures, diagrams, etc.) copyrighted by persons other than yourself, you must obtain permission to use this material in your thesis from the copyright owner. See copyright@SFU for more information.