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Print Publications

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.

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

Optional secondary publication on the Publication Server
Once you submitted the necessary number of deposit copies at the University Library, and thus fulfilled the publication requirement, you may publish your thesis Open Access on the Publication Serverof Potsdam University additionally. This is even possible if the submission of your deposit copies took place some time ago.

Publication based (cumulative) dissertations and habilitation theses
If you wish to publish a publication based thesis on our Publication Server, the second publication right for your thesis needs to be clarified beforehand. For detailed information on your publisher's regulations concerning secondary publication rights, check the SHERPA/RoMEOdatabase. For detailed information on publishing online on our Publication Server, we recommend to read our Legal Aspects or get in touch with us directly. We are happy to assist you.

Add your thesis to University Bibliography
After submission of the deposit copies, please add your dissertation or habilitation thesis to the Potsdam University Bibliography. Please enter your details via the form on our Publication Server and tick "Add to bibliography". The upload of a file is not necessary here.

Number of deposit copies to be submitted & submission dead lines


Law Faculty
100 bound copies
within one year after disputation
§§ 19 ff. doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Juristischen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Arts

6 copies of published book/15 bound copies of printouts
within two years after disputation
§§ 14-17 doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Human Sciences

6 copies of published book/20 bound copies of printouts
within two years after disputation
§§ 13-16 doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

10 copies of published book/30 bound copies of printouts
publication based thesis: 6 copies
within two years after disputation
§§ 12 f. doctoral degree regulations/Promotionsordnung der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam

Faculty of Science

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

Digital Engineering Faculty

same as Faculty of Science: agreement on further application of regulations valid for the Faculty of Science/Satzung für die weitere Anwendung der Ordnungen der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät