Pub­lic­a­tion op­por­tun­it­ies

There are different ways to publish doctoral dissertations. Doctoral dissertations can be published in print and/or in digital form.

In principle, you can contact any publishing house where you see your doctoral dissertation located in terms of content. It is advisable to write to publishers whose (subject-related) profiles match your doctoral dissertation. However, if possible, first talk to the supervisors of your doctoral project about publication opportunities. You may be able to benefit from the contacts of your supervisors.


Publication in the University Library

Doctoral dissertations can be published online free of charge in the University Library of Paderborn University. In return, the manuscript is not proofread or checked again. You as the author make your manuscript available via an upload portal. Your manuscript will then be technically checked by the University Library's publication team , placed on the University Library's server and listed in its catalogue. In this case, the University Library assumes the role of a publisher and ensures the obligatory forwarding of your manuscript to the German National Library.

Important: Online publication via the UB does not necessarily exclude publication by a publisher. Whether both are possible depends on the conditions to be negotiated with a publisher.


Open Access Publication

Paderborn University offers the possibility of open access publication. Open Access (OA) stands for public access to scientific publications on the internet. In this respect, the publications are made permanently available to all people regardless of financial and legal barriers. Paderborn University Library offers authors various possibilities and services in the context of open access publication. Further information can be found on the website of the Paderborn University Library.

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