At least one month before the intended date of defence, deliver to the TalTech Press:

  • Your complete dissertation in MS Word file format, appendices as PDF files. Images, drawings, etc. can be added as JPG, PNG, or TIFF files. You may submit your dissertation on a USB stick, via the library’s page in TalTech Help Center or send it to
  • A written order for publishing the doctoral thesis signed by the head of the department on paper or digitally.

Please fill in and sign digitally the author’s licensing agreement: doc (fill-in form); pdf (for printing) and send it to It is also acceptable if you sign the agreement manually and bring it in two copies to the Press House, room LIB-510. You can also send it to the library via the university's internal postal service (Document Management Division U03-105) or by post to Akadeemia tee 1, 12618 Tallinn. One copy will be returned to you after the director of the library has signed it.

After editing the dissertation will be published in the Digital Collection of TalTech Library. In the case of a dissertation with restricted access, only an abstract will be published in the Digital Collection. 

A public notice about the defence will be published on the TalTech website. 
After the defence, the link to the dissertation will be added to the Estonian online catalogue ESTER.

Find more information on the TalTech publishing website.
Questions: or by phone 620 2677 Mirjam Piik (LIB-510).