There are special considerations to be made when preparing a thesis for print at a professional publisher. In particular, the University Print Centre specifies instructions for the layout that all theses must follow. Here is a comprehensive template that, among other things, takes care of these formal requirements:

Template for an article based thesis: zip, Overleaf
Template for a monograph: zip, Overleaf

The template consists of two parts:

1) phduio.cls – This file defines the thesis specific layout. It is not intended to be manipulated by the end user. Please read the documentation.
2) phdstyle.sty and .tex files – These form a skeleton for the thesis and is an optional addition to keep the writing structured and organised. These files can be edited freely by the user. See the accompanying guide for large documents.

Formal requirements

The thesis should be submitted to the University Print Centre as a single PDF in the format 17 x 24 cm or in A4 format. In addition, the layout must follow these rules:

1) Page 1: The title page should be on the right-hand side (recto), without any visible page number.
2) Page 2: The colophon page should be on the left-hand side (verso). This page can be left blank, in which case the University Print Centre will create the colophon.
3) Page 3: Dedications, quotes etc. should be on a recto page, with a blank reverse page.
4) The table of contents should start on a recto page. Where this texts ends on a recto page, the reverse side should be kept blank.
5) The preface and introduction should start on a recto page. Where this texts ends on a recto page, the reverse side should be kept blank.
6) Start the text of the thesis on a recto page. Where this texts ends on a recto page, the reverse side should be kept blank.
7) The bibliography and the index should start on a recto page. Where this texts ends on a recto page, the reverse side should be kept blank.
8) Any appendices should start on a recto page.

Need help?

Compiling the template requires an updated version of a TeX distribution. TeX Live is an excellent distribution for Mac, Windows and Linux. If you need further assistance with the template, you may send an e-mail to latexguru@ub.uio.no.