Online Publications

In addition to the upload of the digital version of your thesis to the Publication Sever, the doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnungen of Potsdam University and the post-doctoral degree regulations/Habilitationsordnung of the Faculty of Science stipulate the submission of deposit copies at the University Library. Specific requirements of the faculties can be found in those regulations.

  • When preparing your manuscript, please refer to the requirements for manuscript submission.
  • The digital version of your thesis needs to be identical with the text version of the submitted print copies that have been approved by the examination board before.
  • For the process of digital archiving, the file needs to be submitted both in the PDF as well as in the original creation format (i.e. MS Word, Office Writer, LaTeX etc.)
  • After the registration of your thesis on the Publication Server, we will add an additional imprint page to the document and send it back to you for printing. Hence, before printing the deposit copies, please wait until you receive the document proof from us.

Further directions regarding formal requirements can be found under General Requirements for Deposit Copies.

Number of deposit copies to be submitted & submission dead lines


Law Faculty
4 bound copies
within one year after disputation
§§ 19 ff. doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Juristischen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam
[The deanery may accept "other forms of publication" on application.]

Faculty of Arts
5 bound copies
within two years after disputation
§§ 14-17 doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Human Sciences
5 bound copies
within two years after disputation
§§ 13-16 doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
4 bound copies
within two years after disputation
§§ 12 f. doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Science
4 bound copies
within 12 weeks after disputation
§ 15 doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Digital Engineering Faculty
digital version sufficient
within 12 months after disputation
§ 11 doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Digital Engineering Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg
digital version sufficient
within 6 months after disputation
§ 16 doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften in Gründung, gemeinsame Fakultät der Universität Potsdam, der Medizinischen Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane und der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg