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Submission of PhD thesis in Pure and plagiarism check

Please study the instructions carefully before initiating the process of uploading the PhD thesis

As of 1 June 2021, all PhD theses from the Faculty of Science must be submitted electronically in the SDU’s researcher portal Pure.

A common procedure has been established in a collaboration between the PhD schools and SDUB for the submission, storage and e-publication of dissertations at the University of Southern Denmark. When PhD dissertations have been accepted for defense, they will be made publicly accessible via SDU’s researcher portal at a reasonable time before the PhD defense, according to the ministerial order about PhDs, § 19, subsection 2.

When you upload your thesis in Pure, it is checked for plagiarism by SDUB before SDUB, on behalf of the student submits the thesis for assessment to the PhD school. With the PhD thesis you must also upload co-author statement and the supervisor statement. 

The plagiarism screening will generate one of three conclusions:

  • Green: No remarks. The PhD thesis can be send out for assessment.
  • Yellow: Concerns related to previously published text, or other issues. The thesis may be corrected and re-submitted for a new originality check or your supervisor may submit a statement that the issues raised are not a problem.
  • Red: Suspected plagiarism. A copy of the report is sent to the PhD School. The main supervisor must contact the PhD School for further processing of the case. 

Please note that only the final version of the PhD thesis can be checked and that this version will be send to the Assessment Committee

The report from the University Library will be sent to the PhD student, the main supervisor and the PhD School within three workdays. Once the PhD School receives the report and there are no remarks, the PhD thesis will be send to the Assessment Committee for assessment. 

It is the PhD students own responsibility to acquaint oneself with the rules, procedure and requirements for the PhD submission. If you have any questions regarding the procedure for submission of PhD thesis in Pure you are welcome to contact SDUB:

For further information:,-d-,d-aflevering  

PhD School of the Faculty of Science University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 2068

Last Updated 07.12.2022