If in doubt about how freely available you want your work to be, you may embargo your dissertation for up to 2 years when you initially deposit with ProQuest. You may rescind an embargo by contacting ProQuest directly.
According to survey data, the majority of academic publishers do not outright reject submissions from manuscripts published in electronic form. A variety of relevant concerns about online publishing are represented below.
Discussion about academic publishers' biases and practices is generally fueled by anecdote. The only known relevant survey data are cited below.