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.

Title Page Requirements

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

  • 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. 
    • The okina is NOT an apostrophe
    • Add the okina [single open qutation mark] by using symbols under Insert tab in MS Word.
    • OR place the cursor at the beginning of a blank line of text.
    • Push and hold the "Alt" key. If there is no dedicated numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard, push and hold the "Fn" key.
    • Type the string "39".
    • Release the "Alt" and "Fn" keys to make the okina appear at the location of the cursor.
  • 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.   
  • Departments and programs are also responsible for issues pertaining to authorship and contribution.

Procedures for submitting Graduate Professional Papers  

  • Designated faculty or staff may submit papers here.
  • A completed and signed release form accompany the work.
  • The work must be submitted in text-searchable PDF format.


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