Thesis Format Guidelines

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Thesis Format Guide

Format Advisor

Research Center

© 2011

Thesis Format Guide

This guide has been prepared to help graduate students prepare their research papers and theses for acceptance by Jinan University. The regulations contained within have been updated and, in some cases, clarified for the benefit of students, faculty advisors, departments, the Format Advisor and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Any questions about the contents of this guide should be directed to the Format Advisor and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The Format Advisor is concerned solely with the format of the manuscripts. It is the Advisor’s responsibility to make certain that any thesis, dissertation, or research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of a graduate degree at Jinan University conforms to the regulations outlined in this guide. Responsibility for the content of any manuscript remains with the student and the faculty advisor(s).

Updated 10/2010

Table of Contents

|1.0 |Jinan Thesis Guideline……………………………………………………………………... |4 | |2.0 |Preparation of the Thesis…………………………………………………………….......... |4 | | |2.1 |General Guidelines…………………………………………………………………… |5 | | |2.2 |Preliminary Pages……………………………………………………………………. |6 | | |2.3 |Body of Text…………………………………………………………………………… |7 | | | |2.3.1 |Standard Format……………………………………………………………… |7 | | | |2.3.2 |Publication Format…………………………………………………………… |7 | | |2.4 |Endnotes and Bibliography or Reference List…………………………………….. |8 | | |2.5 |Figures, Tables, and Equations……………………………………………………... |9 | | |2.6 |Appendices and other Supplementary Material…………………………………… |9 | | |2.7 |Electronic Formats……………………………………………………………………. |9 | |3.0 |University Library……………………………………………………………………………. |10 | |4.0 |Copyright………………………………………………………………………………......... |10 | |5.0 |Checklist……………………………………………………………………………………... |10 | |6.0 |Sample Thesis Format……………………………………………………………………... |12 | |7.0 |Sample Title Page…………………………………………………………………………... |13 | 1. Jinan Thesis Guidelines

1. The thesis must represent a coherent body of original work by the student. It must display a scholarly approach and thorough knowledge of the subject.

2. Plagiarism in any form is completely unacceptable.

3. In some disciplines it may be appropriate for the thesis to include published or submitted manuscripts, papers, or reports authored or co-authored by the student. Students who wish to pursue this option must...
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