Dissertations & Habilitation Theses

You want to publish your dissertation or habilitation thesis?

Due to the current situation, we are only available to a limited extent.

If possible, please send us your dissertation by post or make an appointment by email if you would like to publish your dissertation or habilitation:
dissertationen.ub@uni-due.de.

In order to be able to answer you as quickly as possible, and tailored to your personal request, please always state the faculty to which you belong when submitting enquiries.

Dissertations

Before publication

Guidelines and layout regulations

Before publishing a dissertation, you should inform yourself about your faculties guidelines. This concerns all requirements particularly with regard to contents which are subject to approval for publication.

With publishing a dissertation, special rules for the layout of title pages must be observed and the number of compulsory copies you have to present to the University Library depends on the chosen publication form. You can find out about these rules from the regulations of your faculty or from the Dean’s office. If you would like to publish a cumulative dissertation, please note that publishing rights must be clarified with the publishers. In case of doubt, please contact the University Library in advance.

Your faculty is responsible for all formal requirements; the University Library merely attests the disposal of the required number of compulsory copies in one of the publication forms.

Cumulative dissertation

Definition:

Dissertations written in cumulative form (also dissertations based on a publication) consist of a number of content-related journal publications by the doctoral candidate. The articles may have been already published or are intended for publication by a publisher.

Legal implications:

Since a cumulative dissertation is a secondary publication of your published articles, you have to deal with the following questions first:

  • Does the publisher allow the further dissemination of the already published or submitted articles as part of / for the purpose of your dissertation? (Reprint permission)? If so,
    • under what conditions may the articles be used?
    • Which version of your paper you are allowed to use (preprint, manuscript, publisher version etc)?
    • Are there any embargo restrictions required by the publisher?
    • Can your dissertation be published only as a print version or also electronically?
  • Does the publisher allow publication under a free CC license?
  • Are there any co-authors who have to agree to a publication of the paper and do  they agree to the secondary publication?

Most of these questions are usually answered in your author contract (publishing contract) or on the publisher's website. It also states whether you have granted the publisher a simple or exclusive right of use. If you have granted the simple right of use, the secondary publication of your article is allowed. With the exclusive right of use, the rights remain with the publisher. You have to separately clarify the use of your essays for secondary publication in advance.

Alternatively, you can use the Sherpa.ac.uk database to get a quick overview of the publishing conditions for the secondary publication and a link to the relevant publisher pages.

The rights can also easily be viewed via Copyright Clearing Center).

For further information, for example the number of copies of your cumulative dissertation which have to be submitted to the university library, please contact the staff of the dissertation office (dissertationen.ub@uni-due.de).

Please enclose with your dissertation an overview of the publications printed in your paper with complete bibliographic information and, if available, the DOI and your ORCID.

Please note:
All contents on this page are for information purposes only and are not legally binding.

Plagiarism

On the website of the UDE, you will find bundled information that helps counteract increasing uncertainty.

Forms of publication

Online publication in DuEPublico

Please upload your dissertation as a PDF document to our DuEPublico document server. The UL will check the electronic version, after which you can make an appointment by phone or email with the contact person responsible for you in order to submit the two printed copies (exception Medical Faculty: submission of three print copies!) and the Author’s Contract.

The two or three printed copies must be printed on age-resistant, wood- and acid-free paper in accordance with DIN-ISO 9706 (sources of supply: copy shops, stationer shops) and permanently bound (adhesive bound, no spiral, ring binder or clamp/jump back binding).

The University Library will archive the electronic dissertation version permanently, for citation purposes, along Open Access lines and provide entries in search engines and databases worldwide.

Please note our information about publishing dissertations online.

Publication by a publishing company

Depending on which regulations for doctoral dissertations are relevant to you, you have to submit 3 up to 6 copies to the Dissertation Submission Office of the University Library, that should include the dissertation note (faculty, doctoral degree earned as well as the names of the reviewers and the date of the disputation).

Please phone or send an e-mail for an appointment with your contact person.

Self-publication

Depending on which regulations for doctoral dissertations are relevant to you, you have to submit 7 up to 55 copies to the Dissertation Submission Office of the University Library. These must be printed on age-resistant, wood- and acid-free paper in accordance with DIN-ISO 9706 (sources of supply: copy shops, stationer shops) and permanently bound (adhesive bound, no spiral, ring binder or clamp/jump back binding).

Please phone or send an e-mail for an appointment with your contact person.

Habilitation Theses

Please inform yourself in the habilitation regulations of your faculty about the requirements.

You are welcome to contact the UL with further questions: dissertationen.ub@uni-due.de.

Go directly to UDE's habilitation regulations

Submission of the deposit copies

Delivery times

Monday – Friday: 08:00am - 03:30pm

You are welcome to make an appointment:
dissertationen.ub@uni-due.de

Contact

dissertationen.ub@uni-due.de

Duisburg campus

Viviane Blaß
LK135
+49 (0) 203 379 1497

Ines Snowley
LK137
+49 (0) 203 379 2069

Essen campus

Claudia Hinze
R09 T00 M95
+49 (0) 201 183 5171

Michaela Greinert
R09 T00 M95
+49 (0) 201 183 3738

Bettina Hegemann
R09 T00 M95
+49 (0) 201 183 3942

Medical Library

Britta Bornhuse
+49 (0) 201 723 3332

Julia Lohe
+49 (0) 201 723 3332

Send by post

We ask for prior agreement:
dissertationen.ub@uni-due.de

Duisburg campus

Duisburg-Essen University Library
Dissertations
Lotharstr. 65
D - 47057 Duisburg

Essen campus

Duisburg-Essen University Library
Dissertations
Universitätsstr. 9
D - 45141 Essen

Medical Library

University Hospital
Medical Library
Dissertations
Hufelandstr. 55
D - 45147 Essen

Dealing with gender aspects?

Academic work increasingly consider gender aspects. These publications have achieved a concentrated presence on the internet platform "Gender-Portal of UDE". The portal is open to all subject disciplines.

If you also consider gender aspects in your thesis, the Gender Portal will be pleased to refer to this.

For details, please contact:
genderportal@uni-due.de.