Policies for JMU Theses

Who Can Submit

JMU Scholarly Commons only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the JMU Graduate School. For additional information, please contact the JMU Graduate School.


A work may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at dc_admin@jmu.edu. However, a citation to the original version of the work will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve works they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the work is ready for public distribution.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a work to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your work and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the author agreement.