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Formatting your thesis: Required formatting standards and organization

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Beginning Fall 2020:

For Summer 2020 submissions:

  • The Library will accept either the signed & unsigned Approval Page and Supervisor Revision memo OR the ResultsApproval, & Degree Recommendation (RAD).
  • For further assistance, please contact the Assistant for Theses: theses@sfu.ca.

 

The Library's Theses Office assists with formatting theses, projects and extended essays for submission to the Library and for publication. You are encouraged to use the Library's thesis template to help format your thesis.  

Formatting standards and details

  1. Overall layout and specifications
  2. Title page
  3. Declaration of Committee page
  4. Abstract
  5. Footnotes / endnotes
  6. Tables, figures, & illustrations
  7. Appendices & supplemental material

If your thesis includes reproductions of copyrighted material (e.g., maps, figures, diagrams), you must in most cases obtain permission to use this material from the copyright owner. See the Copyright and your Thesis FAQ for more information.