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FAQ Gold open access publications

All academic documents, which are not merely current to the day.

The TU Darmstadt office of communication provides templates if needed.

It is possible that extensive attachments may be uploaded in a separate file. We will be glad to assist you!

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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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 hand the edited document as a new version. This corresponds to the process of a new edition in printed publications.

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.

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