Work submitted under the commercial publication option must be conventionally published, commercially available, and identical with the defended dissertation. The commercially published work may be a book, a set of professionally bound reprints that are numbered throughout, a government report, a lab report, or some other publication. It must also be available from a distributor such as a bookstore, government printing office, journal publisher, etc., and contain the Library of Congress number. GSAS does not accept the so-called "author's publication" for work not previously commercially published, nor does GSAS consider photocopied material to be published material. GSAS also does not accept commercially published work that was not included in the dissertation at the time of the defense. The Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences reserves the right to deny submission of any dissertation under this option that is not in accordance with these regulations.
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