Abgabe Elektronischer DissertationenDelivery electronic dissertations
What does the university library need to publish your dissertation?
The full text of your doctoral dissertation in electronic form including all
illustrations, graphs and tables.
Please, deliver your thesis in the PDF format (whenever possible in
So that a long-term preservation of your dissertation is possible, you should follow with the production of
the PDF file the following points:
all used fonts and images must be integrated into the file
no encryption or password protection, also not for partial functions, like printing or copying
please pay attention that in your PDF file a full-text search is possible
These requirements are necessary, for the long-term preservation of your work.
Here you can get further information for creating PDF documents also from the
German National Library.
An abstract in electronic form relating to your thesis.
The completely filled-in and signed
form for electronic dissertation submission.
regulation called number of bound copies of your dissertation on non-ageing, wood-free and
Please, pay attention to the fact that the printed version of your dissertation is identical with the PDF
version. The pagination in the printed version may not differ from those in the electronic version.
Please hand in the form and the printed copies to the library of your campus.
Doctoral candidates of the medical faculty hand in the form and the printed copies to their deanery:
Dekanat der Medizinischen Fakultät
Sekretariat: Frau Jäger
Tel.: (0201) 723-4551
You can obtain general information about dissertations in the library, submission dates, etc. from
the library web pages
Information about curriculum vitae in online dissertations
Even if printed copies of a dissertation contain a biography, this should be excluded from
electronic versions for reasons of data protection.
We recommend replacing - in the electronic version - the biography with pages containing
the following (or similar) text: "The biography is not included in the online version for reasons of data
Please ensure that the number of pages does not change because of this.
Placing an electronic dissertation in DuEPublico
Once you are on the DuEPublico homepage you will see the word Dissertations in the
navigation bar on the left.
Choose there Publish online.
For publishing a dissertation, the registration with your personal user account is required.
Choose the link Please log in here with your personal user account!
On the now following page you can login or generate a new local user account by yourself.
After a successful login with your user account you can place your dissertation in DuEPublico.
The dissertation placed by you will not be published immediately in DuEPublico. Only after
being checked by the library will your publication be found on our server.
Your dissertation will also be transmitted to the German National Library where it will be
stored for the long-term and also disseminated.
As soon as your dissertation has been published in DuEPublico, the document can no longer
be altered - not even by yourself.
Tutorial: Placing an electronic dissertation in DuEPublico
We have provided a
in which you can read up on how to place an electronic dissertation in DuEPublico.
Special points to note when simultaneously publishing an electronic dissertation at a publishing company
The university has no objections to the simultaneous publishing of an electronic dissertation
through a publishing house, for example. As, however, when making a copyright deposit of your
own dissertation in electronic form, you thus assign the right to the university library
and assure at the same time that no rights of third parties are infringed with the
publication of the work on the Internet by the library, you must take this into consideration
for the further dissemination/publication by publishing houses.
You should therefore, if you are considering such parallel publication, make clear to the
relevant publishing house beforehand that your work is also being disseminated on the Internet
at the same time.
If your publishing house does not agree to this, you have the possibility to submit your
dissertation in one of the other available
Does your academic work deal with gender aspects?
Academic works increasingly take account of gender aspects – in historical, cultural, political,
social as well as technical contexts. These publications have achieved a concentrated presence on the
World Wide Web via the internet platform
Gender-Portal of UDE.
The internet portal is open to all subject disciplines.
If you also take account of gender aspects in your thesis the Gender Portal will be pleased to make
reference to this.
For details please contact:
Flyer - Elektronische Dissertationen in DuEPublico
Contact persons in the library
If you have any questions or problems and need our support, please contact the following