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General Requirements for Deposit Copies

Text version to be submitted

The text version of the deposit copies needs to be identical with the version that was approved by your faculty. Spelling and typography corrections however are most appreciated.

Form requirements

In the following, you will be provided a brief overview of the general requirements for the deposit copies to be handed in. Please also read the specific requirements for online and print publications.


Publication based dissertations and habilitation theses

When publishing publication-based dissertations and habilitation theses, it is necessary to clarify in advance whether secondary publication on the Publication Server is permitted under copyright law. If the primary publication was published under an open license, e.g. a CC-BY license, secondary publication is possible without restrictions.

For more information, see Secondary Publication and Copyright. In the SHERPA/RoMEO database, you can find the usual licence and copyright conditions of the publishers. Do not hesitate to contact us for further advice!

Printouts (copy shop)

Books from professional publishers

Protection of personal data

Should the submitted version of your thesis contain a CV, it may be deleted from the online/print version. In case your CV is listed in the table of contents, please do not delete the pages from the digital version. Rather, replace them with pages containing a note, i.e.

Pages 120-122 (CV) contain personal data. Hence, they are not part of this online publication.