University Publications

The Service Point Publication Management gives advice on all topics related with your publications.

Doctoral dissertations and habilitations are subject to mandatory deposit with the Library according to §§ 14-16 DNBG (Law of the German National Library). Bachelor-, Master- and Diploma-Theses are only published by recommendation of the advisors.

Please note

Due to the large volume of submissions there are currently delays in processing submissions. Please do not contact us to inquire about the current processing status of your submission. We are doing our best to process all submissions as quickly as possible.
Please expect, that it will take at least four weeks for processing.

Submitting and Publishing of Dissertations

Quick guide to publishing your dissertation in four steps:

  1. Please read our factsheet including a checklist. There are several options you may choose from. You will find them listed in our factsheet. You will find further information in the Regulations for Doctoral Studies.
  2. Please start a printing- and binding-order (eKladde) for your dissertation. Your dissertation should be printed and bound at kiz. If you have questions concerning your printing-order, please contact directly the Service-Point Printing Services.
    You can also order copies for your own use and finally collect them at the Service Point printing services.
  3. Please submit your dissertation to OPARU. If you choose to publish your dissertation digitally (see options under 1.), please use OPARU, Ulm University's institutional repository. Please read the information section on how to publish and  legal issues and start publishing by logging in with your kiz account. If you do not have a kiz account you can register for the service.
  4. Please fill in the Dissertation Declaration Form and sign it. If you have chosen to publish your dissertation digitally please submit the Abgabeerklärung to the Service-Point Publication Management. You can submit it by telefax, scanned via e-mail or via mail. For more information, please contact the Service-Point Publication Management.

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Please contact us if you have questions or problems related to the kiz services:

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Research in the library stock: monographs, textbooks, magazines, university publications, e-books, e-journals, national licenses, and the contents of the institutional repository OPARU.

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With about 400 keywords you will get direct access to our services. If something isn't listed, please contact our Internet Editorial Office.

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More about: University publications

Anja Rahner-Engel, Jessica Fröbus
Telephone: +49 (0)731 / 50 - 31428

Publications, Copyright Regulations
Charis Brem
Telephone: +49 (0)731 / 50 - 22490

Jonas Mirbeth
Telefon: +49 (0)731 / 50 - 31456

Open Access Representatives
Uli Hahn, Gold OA
Jonas Mirbeth, Green OA

Open Access Funding
Claudia Mühlhäuser

Writing Consultation
Dr. Pia Schmücker

OPARU (Technical Support)
oparu (at)

The German National Library (DNB) lists all published dissertations in Germany: