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ISBN for doctoral theses

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Before you send your doctoral thesis to print it will need a unique ID. This is called International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and is usually printed on the first page of the doctoral thesis. You are assigned two ISBNs, one for the printed version and one for the electronic version. Both numbers must be included in both versions.

Apply for ISBN

How you apply for ISBN depends on which department you belong to, see the info boxes below for more information.

Apply via the University Library

For doctoral students at the following departments:

  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science
  • Centre for Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Physics
  • Division of Medical Radiation Physics

Apply for ISBN –

Apply via the Geolibrary

For doctoral students at the following departments:

  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Apply by sending the full title of your thesis to Britta Smångs (britta [dot] smangs [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se).

Apply via the Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

For doctoral students at the following departments:

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Food Technology

Apply by sending the following information to kemibiblioteket [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • The full title of your thesis
  • The date of your thesis defence
  • If you need ISBN for both the printed and the electronic version of your thesis.

Please contact Cajsa Andersson (cajsa [dot] andersson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se) if you have any questions.