ATTENTION: Electronic submission of manuscripts is REQUIRED beginning with Fall 2014.
Not all web pages have been completely updated and may have contradictory information. Please contact the Thesis and Dissertation Office if you have any questions or concerns about the submission process.
Formatting workshops led by formatters from the Thesis and Dissertation Office are posted on the Library Research & Writing Workshops calendar
Workshops covering electronic submission and basic formatting rules are being planned for late August through mid-September. They will be posted on the calendar as soon as times and locations are finalized. To reserve a seat, click on the date to bring up a reservation form.
The formatting information in this PowerPoint slideshow is geared specifically to the needs of CSULB students who are writing a thesis or project report for a master's degree or a doctoral dissertation. The suggestions in this slideshow are based on the University Style and Format Guidelines for Theses, Project Reports, and Dissertations, the ultimate resource for formatting graduate level manuscripts at California State University, Long Beach. Another helpful resource on the Thesis and Dissertation Office Format Guide web page is the Mini Manuscript (link to PDF near the bottom of the web page), which includes samples of formatting for each page of the manuscript. BE AWARE THAT NEITHER THE UNIVERSITY STYLE AND FORMAT GUIDELINES NOR THE MINI MANUSCRIPT HAS BEEN REVISED WITH NEW PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION. The most accurate description of the new procedures is available on the Thesis and Dissertation Office Submission Process web page and in the PowerPoint below.