Does Proquest pay royalties to authors of theses and dissertations?

Does Proquest pay royalties to authors of theses and dissertations?

Yes, but only if the number of uses of your work in ProQuest 's Dissertations and Theses Global database exceeds a preset threshold. Most authors will never receive any royalties, but if you receive a letter from ProQuest, it may be legitimate. For details see: https://about.proquest.com/products-services/dissertations/ProQuest-Dissertations-FAQ.html#royalties.

 

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2021

Comments (2)

  1. Just curious, when you say "most" will never get royalties, can you elaborate? I just got a small royalty notice for downloads of my dissertation from ProQuest ($27) , and I wonder if I should brag to my dad. :)
    by Heather on Feb 09, 2021.
  2. Heather, you are the second person I've ever heard of that received royalties. Until I got the email that prompted me to investigate whether ProQuest pays royalties on dissertations, I was unaware that they did. A dissertation has to have more than 25 downloads in a given year to trigger royalty payments. I have no idea how often that happens but I don't think it is very often. - Denise Brush
    by Denise Brush on Feb 10, 2021.

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