Yes. It is acceptable to have a combination of traditional chapters and published papers in your thesis. You should check with your faculty on the minimum number of submitted/published papers requirement as this varies between disciplines. See Faculty requirements.
No, the paper MUST be at least submitted for publication to be included in the thesis. If the paper is yet to be submitted for publication when the thesis is submitted for examination, the paper should be re-written as a traditional chapter in the thesis. Signatures are not required for chapters presented in traditional format.
No. There is no set number of submitted/published papers required in a thesis including published works, although this varies between disciplines. Students should refer to the Faculty requirements and consult with their supervisory team about this.
No. The papers in the thesis must remain the same as when the thesis was submitted for examination. You can include a note in the Declaration to inform readers that the paper has been accepted/published and provide the website if available.
Once your final thesis copy has been certified by your supervisor or Head of Department, you are required to upload: the following into the Monash University Research Repository for archival. Hard bound copy theses are no longer required.
Once your final pdf thesis has been successfully archived by the Library, you will receive an email notification of your award of degree within ten days from confirmation of your successful thesis submission into the Monash University Research Repository.