Format. Review. Publish.


How to Begin

You may either:

Bring in your original signed signature page and an electronic copy of your thesis in Word; or
Your signature page may be delivered to our office in the industrial technology building room ED-107 on campus or mailed to us at:

Montezuma Publishing
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-1701

We are located just east of the Bookstore.

*Disclaimer: USPS is not a recommended method for turning in your signature page.

Then you may submit your thesis electronically by sending it to

A 50% deposit is due on submission.

Format Pricing

$3.00 per page*

50% deposit is required at the time of initial order.

$50.00 non-refundable fee will be subtracted from deposit if formatting is cancelled

*Price includes a PDF file of your formatted thesis.

Montezuma Publishing Formatting Standards

When you hire us to format your thesis or dissertation, we will ensure your document meets the San Diego State University Formatting Guidelines.

In addition to meeting the SDSU Formatting Guidelines, we will exceed these standards at no additional charge, providing you with a consistent and professional document.

Unless you specifically request an exception before you make your formatting deposit Montezuma Publishing will use:

  • 1.5 line spacing
  • Times New Roman 12 pt font
  • Left alignment
  • Your department’s preferred reference style for all bibliographic entries, in-text citations, and for other items (like enumerated lists) not covered by the SDSU Formatting Guidelines.
  • Your department’s preferred text format (chapter, section, or technical style).
  • The SDSU Template style for preliminary pages, including the Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures.
  • The SDSU Template style for all chapter labels and subsection headings
  • The SDSU Template style for equations.
  • 12pts above and 18pts below offset spacing for Tables and Figures

Please note that while Montezuma Publishing does work with your document beyond the SDSU formatting requirements, we do not edit for content or grammar. Furthermore, once the formatting process has begun, we will not make any grammatical or content changes to your document or accept a new document from you with grammatical or content changes. If you need assistance editing your document before submitting your file to us, please see the Graduate Department’s recommendations for professional support.


We format theses in the order received, however, the length of time it takes to format your thesis will depend primarily on the size and complexity of the thesis. If we take in your thesis for formatting for the current semester, it will be completed in time to meet the final deadline given that you respond to all correspondences in a timely manner.

Please let us know upfront if there are any special considerations, for example: oversized pages, maps, landscape pages needed, etc.

If questions arise during the formatting of your thesis, the formatter assigned to your thesis will send you an email. It is important that you respond as quickly as possible to maintain priority status.

Completed Formatting

Once we are done formatting your thesis, it will be placed in line for review. Once approved, we will contact you to arrange for payment of the formatting balance and publishing costs.

Thesis orders are accepted between the hours of 8:00am - 3:45pm, Monday through Friday.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.