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Publication of the Thesis

Veröffentlichung / Publication

Veröffentlichung / Publication
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After the disputation the doctoral student receives a confirmation from the head of the committee, entitling him or her to publish the thesis at the university library.

The publication must take place within one year after the disputation. If the publication cannot be made within one year, an informal application for an extension of the deadline must be submitted to the doctoral office.

To postpone the release of the data by the Dissertations Department at the University Library and make the data available to the public at a later date, you may apply for a block on publication (Embargo). The application has to be submitted to the doctoral office.

You may use only DOI-Links, which have been already available before the submission to the doctoral office.

The current publication details can be found on the web pages of the Dissertations Department at the University Library – Hochschulschriftenstelle:
- Information for dissertations
- Information for online dissertations

Publications can be submitted as follows:

  • Photocopy                 40 copies in either book printed or photocopied form for distribution
                                       (bound, DIN A 5 or DIN A 4, coloured or black and white) or

  • Microfiches               20 microfiches and 1 master microfiche, additional 3 printed copies
                                       (bound, DIN A 5 or DIN A 4, coloured or black and white) or

  • Formal monograph
    publication                3 original publications if the publication of the entire dissertation
                                       is to be published in a journal or  3 original copies if a commercial
                                       publisher has undertaken the distribution through a book store
                                       and if a minimum edition of 150 copies are produced
                                       (evidence required) or

  • Online submission   an electronic version with a data format and carrier in coordination
                                       with the university library plus 2 hard copies.
                                       (bound, DIN A 5 or DIN A 4, colored or black and white)

The copies in printed form must be bound with an adhesive bond. Ring binding and metal rail clamp are not accepted.

Current information and contact details regarding the Dissertations Department at the University Library can be found here.

For questions regarding publication, please contact the team of the Dissertations Department at the University Library  directly.

Email: hsstelle@ub.fu-berlin.de

Tel.: 030/838-54276

Please note that the fulfillment of the publication requirements is the prerequisite for the bestowal of the doctoral degree.


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