Studienbüro der Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Guidelines for publishing the dissertation

According to Regulation 27 paragraph 1 of the 2006 Doctoral Degree Regulations and Regulation 24 paragraph 1 of the 2009, 2011 and 2013 Doctoral Degree Regulations, the dissertation must be published.

Provision governing enforcement of Regulation 31 paragraph 5 of the 2005 Doctoral Degree Regulations and/or
Provision governing enforcement of Regulation 27 paragraph 5 of the 2006 Doctoral Degree Regulations and/or
Provision governing enforcement of Regulation 24 paragraph 5 of the 2009 Doctoral Degree Regulations and/or
Provision governing enforcement of Regulation 24 paragraph 5 of the 2011 Doctoral Degree Regulations and/or
Provision governing enforcement of Regulation 24 paragraph 5 of the 2013 Doctoral Degree Regulations


"The candidate must submit to the Faculty printed versions of his or her dissertation (mandatory copies), the quantity of which is to be determined by resolution of the Faculty. The candidate shall not be reimbursed. These must be submitted to the Faculty within a year after the oral examination has been successfully passed."

Graduate committee Resolution:
  • for printed dissertation (self-publishing): 60 copies in DIN A5 format
  • for publication as a monograph: 10 copies
  • for publication as amonograph and as an electronic version: 6 copies, if the publisher guaranteed that the printed publication is published simultaneously as an electronic publication
  • electronic publication via eDiss : 4 copies in DIN A5 format.

  • In the course of the publication, the doctoral candidate should consider the assessors recommendations on content changes. Along with the mandatory copies of the dissertation, the doctoral student has to submit two summaries including short outlines, each generally one DIN A4-sized page in length, one in German and one in English (as PDF files). These will be published by the Faculty. On the revision slip, the assessor confirms that the dissertation and the summaries in German and English meet the formal requirements for publishing.