Announcement and ISBN

​ISBN and serial sequence number
All PhD theses at Chalmers must have both an individual ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and a serial number in the series "Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie". The numbers are administered by the Library and ordered via a web form.

The numbers must appear on the Printing Location Page (reverse of the Title Page) according to the instructions, see: 'Layout of the thesis'.

Announcement of the defence
Once you request an ISBN, a first draft of your record is created in “My publications” in Chalmers publication database

Please finish the draft and publish it at least 4 weeks prior to the defence.

Once you have registered the thesis it will be visible in and the defence will be announced in the list of public defences of doctoral theses on Chalmers' website.

Registration of thesis
In accordance with Chalmers Open Access policy, your thesis should be published and made available online in This applies to the compilation summary of the thesis (kappan), not the included articles. In connection with the registration of your thesis in you also sign the digital agreement for publishing online. After the registration a link will be provided to the agreement form.

More questions? Contact Chalmers Research information staff by phone: 3744 or e-mail:

Published: Tue 08 Nov 2016. Modified: Tue 06 Feb 2018