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About Universitätsverlag Potsdam

  • free digital infrastructure and publishing services for university members of all faculties
  • free online publishing according to Open Access principles
  • inexpensive print publications
  • long-term availability on our publication server and in the book trade
  • more than 600 titles available
  • approx. 40 new titles per year

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Universitätsverlag Potsdam is a member of the AG Universitätsverlage (Working Group of University Presses).

The working group is an association of university presses and publishing service providers from German-speaking countries that offer publishing services and are affiliated with a research institution.

The membership criteria include especially quality assurance according to scientific standards and the support of Open Access.

The publications of the Universitätsverlag Potsdam are included in the joint Catalog of the AG Universitätsverlage.

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Our Services at a Glance

•    supervision of technical production process
•    quality assurance by typographical standards, proofreading etc.
•    we can recommend professional typesetters or proofreaders - if necessary
•    we offer cover designs according to our corporate identity or free cover designs
•    design and production of marketing materials


•    publications provided with ISBN/ISSN, URN, DOI and ORCID
•    registration at the bibliography of the German National Library/Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB)
•    upload of full text to Google Books
•    registration at the  Directory of Deliverable Books/Verzeichnis lieferbarer Bücher (VLB)
•    publication of the online version as well as permanent archiving on our DINI certified Publication Server.


•    distribution via our web shopand the book trade
•    reprints at the expense of University Press ensure long-term availability in the book trade
•    invoicing and revenue monitoring
•    shipping of deposit copies and distribution via publication exchange, if applicable
•    sending review copies to specialist journals


•    integrating two copies to the collection of Potsdam University Library
•    registration at the library catalogue and the University Bibliography