Dr. / Ph.D Thesis

Read our recommendations for writing your Ph.D. thesis before ordering to get the best result:

  • Format: Write your thesis in A4 (210×297) or B5 (176×250) format. All Dr./Ph.D. theses are printed in B5 format, so if you write in A4, the PDF will be downscaled to about 80%.
  • Margins: We recommend minimum margin width of 2 cm (0.8”) on the top and sides, and 2.5 cm (1”) on the bottom. The page numbers are placed underneath the margin.
  • Font size: Use font size 12 for A4 format, and font size 11 for B5 format.
  • Page numbers: The page numbers should be either centered or side aligned (right align odd page numbers, and left align even page numbers)
  • Division of sections: Chapters, table of contents, foreword etc. should be placed on odd pages (right pages) in the book.
  • Text: Proofread your thesis before ordering. This includes looking at grammar, organization, visuals, etc. Fewer changes during production means shorter delivery time.
  • Visuals: Pictures should not have quality lower than 72 dpi.
  • Vector graphics: We recommend creating png or jpg-files of your vector graphics. Border widths, color codes, and transparent colors can look different on print, and can lead to a disappointing result.
  • Dots and lines: Lines and dots (e.g. figures) should be at minimum 0.5 pt thick.

Before ordering you can order our user manual here.

What you should have when ordering:

You will specify the entire order online. Covers and title pages will be created automatically when you enter the required information. This will follow NTNU’s graphic profile on Dr./Ph.D. theses. You are responsible for proofreading when ordering. Within 1-3 days you will receive a sample print for approval before the entire order goes into production.

You will get the password to order online from the department office or by contacting us at support@skipnes.no. Include full name and institution in the email.

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