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Thesis: standards and formats: Introduction

Identifying the standards and recommendations for presentation, being able to write in accordance with page layout and typographic rules.


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When writing and presenting your thesis, you must follow recommendations on presentation released by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (Department of Higher Education and Research) as well as by the university or even by the institutions uniting doctoral schools

These recommendations bear on the actual presentation (paper, print, cover), the page layout of the text (margins, line space, numbering), the presentation of quotations, of bibliographic references and of footnotes, in accordance with applicable typographic rules.

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Leroux, Laurence, Sicot, Julien. "Thesis: Standards and formats". In UBL (Université Européenne de Bretagne). Formadoct. Rennes: UBL, April 2010 (last updated on July 2, 2013). Available at: