Writing & publishing

Doctoral theses service


Decision tree for doctoral candidates, based on the situation as at 6 March 2015

Publishing doctoral theses in electronic form

Publishing doctoral theses in print form

Print copy requirements

The standard for all faculties is woodfree, acid-free, ageing-resistant paper in A5 format printed on both sides.
Woodfree, acid-free, ageing-resistant paper in A4 format printed on both sides is possible if desired.
The print copies for all faculties must be durably bound with stitched or with adhesive binding. Print on the binding is possible but not required.

Please note: metal parts on the spine, spiral bindings or plastic cover pages are not permitted.

  • The doctoral thesis service at the Main Library is responsible for all faculties apart from the School of Business and Economics.
  • The Economics and Social Sciences Branch Library is responsible for the School of Business and Economics. Doctoral candidates at the School should read the information sheet on submitting doctoral theses (Merkblatt zur Pflichtabgabe für Dissertationen am Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät in der Bibliothek).

Publication options and number of copies

The available publication options and the required number of copies for each option are specified in each Faculty’s doctoral and habilitation regulations.

Confirmation of submission

After all required copies have been submitted to the Main Library or the Economics and Social Sciences Branch Library, a confirmation of submission will be provided which should be given to the faculty’s Dean’s Office; the University Library can send the confirmation directly to the Dean’s Office upon request.

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