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FAQ Final Thesis

The TU Darmstadt office of communication provides templates if needed.

A license is the juridical framework for publishing. It can mainly be understood as the terms of use which you, as an author, grant to third parties. tuprints is using a license which ensures free accessibility online: anyone should be allowed to read a publication without constraints and to make a copy for private use where appropriate. One should also be able to distribute the work as long as he or she does not change it and correctly cites the author.


  • it enables a maximum of distribution while respecting the author's rights
  • it is internationally known, yet adjusted to German language and legal space
  • it exists in 3 versions: juridical text, accessible text for non-lawyers, machine version (for computer to computer communications)

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No. As we are not a commercial publisher, your work will not be assigned an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). Online publications receive an URL/URN from us.

Yes. Depending on the kind of first publication third party rights have to be considered. If you have published, for instance, with a publisher, please pay attention to the contract's arrangements. Further advice is offered under FAQ other second publications.

TUprints is basically not designed to allow changing or deleting documents. This guarantees the authenticity of the document's which in this way can be compared to printed publications. In case the author wishes to edit the document he or she has to submit the edited document as a new version. This corresponds to the process of a new edition in printed publications.

Documents that are offered in electronic form and through data-nets are fully regulated by the German Copyright Act (Urheberrechtsgesetz = UrhG)