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Publishing of dissertations

How can I publish my doctoral thesis?

Have you passed your oral examination and been approved to print your doctoral thesis?
To receive your doctoral certificate, you will need to prove that your thesis has been published. We will provide confirmation once you have fulfilled your doctoral regulations for publication.

What are my publication options?

Your doctoral regulations specify the forms in which you can publish.

We will advise you on:

  • Potential publication routes in line with your doctoral regulations
  • Electronic publication on OPUS Würzburg
  • Publication with Würzburg University Press
  • Providing mandatory copies to the University Library

You can arrange an appointment via our web form.


How do I publish on OPUS Würzburg?

  • Upload the file to OPUS Würzburg. For details, see the OPUS help page or contact us directly.
  • Provide us with a copy of the signed author contract (PDF, 88 KB) by post, fax, send a scan via e-mail or hand it in in person.
  • If your work is to be published in a journal, or you have applied for a patent, please submit an application for temporary non-publishing a dissertation (PDF, 32,3 KB).
  • Provide the mandatory printed copies to the University Library.

You can find an overview of this in our flyer Dissertationen publizieren mit OPUS Würzburg (PDF, 111 KB).


Where and when can I hand in my printed copies?

  • At the moment the submission of printed copies is possible by post or internal mail only:
    Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg