Beta PhD thesis series

Beta has a series of dissertations that was initiated in 1997. The Executive Board endorses the added value of the Beta PhD thesis series for the central visibility of PhD theses published in the Netherlands within the field of OM. All dissertations of Beta PhD students appear as part of this series and will be published under the auspices of Beta.

With the start of the new Beta on January 1, 2017, the requirements on the cover have expired. However, all dissertations within the series have to show the link with Beta clearly. To be included in the series, it is required to incorporate the Beta logo and the following sentence at an appropriate place (counter title page or counter back page): ‘This thesis is part of the PhD thesis series of the Beta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics ( in which the following Dutch universities cooperate: Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University, University of Twente, VU Amsterdam, and Wageningen University and Research’.

The mentioning of a D-number is no longer necessary.

Availability of a pdf of the dissertation (distribution to scientific director and availability of some copies at assessments or nominations for PhD prizes) and abstract in English is required.

Beta working paper series

Beta also has a working paper series. Interim research results can be published in the Beta working paper series. Working papers that appeared in the current or last year are published online, working papers published earlier are archived and are available upon request via An overview of all the published working papers can be found here.