If your thesis is being prepared and edited for commercial publication and must therefore not be published in the Åbo Akademi University's publication archive, you must apply for a postponement of the time of publication to your supervisor, or alternatively, the Dean. The supervisor may grant an exception for a maximum of one year. If you need to postpone the time of publication more than one year, the Dean may grant an exception for a maximum of five (1 + 4) years.
NB! Your application to the Dean should be sent to the Academic Affairs coordinator in your faculty.
The supervisor should inform his/her own decision, and the faculty informs the Åbo Akademi University Library about the Dean's decision, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB! In the future, it will not be possible to apply for an exception to the time of publication due to future publication in a journal. If parts of a master's thesis are to be published in a journal, you should instead apply for it that those parts of the master's thesis should be classified. See application for confidentiality