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Copyright notices prior to publication

If your dissertation contains complete published or submitted papers, there are several copyright issues to consider.

1. Checking the legal conditions

Please check the publisher conditions regarding the reuse of articles in your dissertation. The provisions of your publishing contract are authoritative. If no specific provisions are expressed in the contract, the following policies apply:
Publishing Policies Dissertations.
Your publisher is not listed? Please ask the editor/publisher.

Did you receive no answer or you are unsure about the publisher's specifications? Please contact the Open Access Team

2. Phrase embedding

In case of publication reuse a common demand of publishers is that a fixed phrase is included in the publication. Please always place them at the beginning of the corresponding chapter. 

3. Agreement of the co-authors

Please ask your possible co-authors for their consent to the self-archiving (e.g. in writing by email). The dissertation office does not require proof.

4. Overview of included publications

Please attache a summary overview to your dissertation, listing all publications that have been fully included in your work. The following information should be included:


Ways to publish

For cumulative dissertations, you can choose one of the following ways of publication:

Implementation rules

Before the scientific discussion, the implementation rules of the individual faculties are binding.

Dissertation Service of the University Library

Address Fasanenstr. 88
10623 Berlin
ConsultationFor requests we are at your disposal by phone (Mon-Fri until 15:00) and e-mail.
Lisa BernsteinTel.: +49 30 314-76458
Elisabeth HerzigTel.: +49 30 314-76128
Delivery of printed copiesCirculation desk of the university library (central library, ground floor), Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00

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