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Formatting ETDs

WVU ETD documents must conform to the standards detailed in the  Research Repository ETD Instruction Packet

  • Use prescribed verbiage on the title page (see Sample Title Page in the ETD Submission Information Packet)
  • Abstract page must immediately follow the title page
  • Abstract page must have heading including the word “Abstract”, the document title and the author’s name (see Sample Abstract Page in the ETD Submission Information Packet)
  • Front matter (preliminary pages) must be numbered in lower case Roman numerals
  • Suppress the page number display on the title and abstract pages
  • Document must include a Table of Contents
  • Body (Chapter 1 through end of document) must be numbered in Arabic numerals, starting over as page “1”, etc.)
  • Except for the above specifications, any discipline-specific style manual may be used at the Committee Chair’s discretion