Submitting Graduate Professional Papers


Departments may submit Graduate Professional Papers to be hosted in the HPU Libraries' Digital Collections (Open Access ONLY).  Of note, the scope of this service is limited to works that are submitted in support of a candidature for a degree or program completion, presenting the author's research and findings.


When submitting a thesis/professional, you must ensure the following:

  • A completed and signed release form accompany the work.
  • The work must be in text-searchable PDF format.
    • Do not scan your paper.  Save your Word Doc. as a PDF.
  • The title page must include the following:
    • Title
    • Item Type (Thesis, Professional Paper, Capstone Project, etc.)
    • Degree 
    • Program (If applicable)
    • College 
    • Institution (Hawaiʻi Pacific University)
    • Location (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi)
    • Publication Date (Semester & Year)
    • Student's Name (Do not include post-nominal letters)
    • Disclaimer (The views presented here are those of the author and are not to be construed as official or reflecting the views of Hawaiʻi Pacific University)
    • Advisor(s) (Do not include post-nominal letters)
  • On the title page include an okina before the last i in Hawaiʻi. 
    • Add the okina by using symbols under Insert tab in MS Word.
    • The okina is NOT an apostrophe
  • Sample Title Page
  • An abstract is required and should immediately follow the title page.  There is no word limit.

Departmental Responsibilities 

  • Departments and programs are responsible for the format, style, language and content of the graduate work submitted.   
  • Deparments and programs are also responsibile for issuses pertaining to authorship and contribution.


Contact Jerome A. Nicolas, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development at or 544-0867.

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