A friend of mine just finished her PhD program kn biology. She put her doctoral thesis available on the university theses repository, but this theses bank is not indexed in the main scientific literature search engines. This issue makes her thesis difficult to find, and it’s a problem especially because she’s currently looking for a postdoc position.

So she’s considering to upload her PhD thesis file on Biorxiv.org

She’s a little doubtful because she never heard about anyone doing this, and she’s worried about any possible copyright issue which might arise.

I turn the question to you: is it a good idea to upload a biology PhD thesis on Biorxiv.org?

Does Biorxiv.org allow it?
Is is legal on the copyright side?
Are there any drawbacks?

Thanks

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