Dissertation

Publication of dissertations is regulated in the Doctoral Degree Regulations (PromO). Section 19 (3) of the Doctoral Degree Regulations calls for electronic publication on the TUprints repository as a rule.

Publication of other university theses and scientific papers

1. Register with TUprints.

2. Upload dissertation, enter metadata and abstracts.

3. Click on “Save for later” to receive a URL and a URN, which you can insert in your document.

4. The ULB will receive the form “Declaration relating to the doctoral thesis and transfer of rights" (opens in new tab) from your Departmental Office.

5. Publication by ULB.

6. Confirmation is sent to the Departmental Office.

7. Inclusion in library databases increases visibility in the Internet.

How to publish your dissertation in the TUprints repository

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Other ways to a doctorate

Case 1 – All journal articles are published in the cumulative dissertation

Steps 1 to 7

Case 2 – PromO Article 19(6) Bibliographically note journal articles in the document and upload articles with blocking notice (ULB) separately

Background: According to the publishing contract, journal articles may only be published after a time delay

Steps 1 to 7

8. Check the publisher's contract for the conditions regarding secondary publication and implement any of the publisher's requirements in the document (consultation with the Digital Publishing Team).

9. Upload articles separately as your own entries on TUprints and enter metadata.

10. Submit the Contract for the publication of digital documents on TUprints.

11. ULB enters the deadline.

12. ULB publishes the journal articles after the deadline.

13. Inclusion in library databases increases visibility in the Internet.

Completion of doctorate before publication

Steps 1 to 4

5. ULB enters the deadline.

6. Confirmation that the document is in TUprints is sent to the Departmental Office.

7. ULB publishes the dissertation after the deadline or after punctual delivery of the publisher's proofs.

8. Inclusion in library databases increases visibility in the Internet.

Completion of doctorate before publication with patent application

Steps 1 to 4

5. The ULB also receives the declaration “Blocking notice on the dissertation due to patent application” from your Departmental Office.

6. ULB enters the deadline.

7. Confirmation that the document is in TUprints is sent to the Departmental Office.

8. ULB publishes the dissertation after the deadline.

9. Inclusion in library databases increases visibility in the Internet.

Release your publisher-printed dissertation in Open Access as well in order to increase distribution and visibility.

1. Register with TUprints

2. Upload dissertation, enter metadata and abstracts

3. Click on “Save for later” to receive a URL and a URN, which you can insert in your document.

4. Submit the Contract for the publication of digital documents on TUprints

5. ULB publishes the dissertation

6. Inclusion in library database increases visibility in the Internet.

You can obtain further information on doctoral studies at TU Darmstadt, required documents, samples and FAQ from the website of the Department II or from your respective department.

Submission of printed dissertations

If you have published your dissertation in printed form with a publishing house, you are obliged to send six print copies to the ULB. Send them by post to:

University and State Library Darmstadt
Digital Publishing Team
Magdalenenstraße 8
64289 Darmstadt

After further testing steps, we will send confirmation of receipt to your Departmental Office. There is no direct delivery.