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Publishing a Dissertation

Since 1997 all candidates for a doctorate may submit their dissertation in electronic form to Marburg University Library. These are stored on the University Library publication server and are available long-term with worldwide access.

What Does the Author of a Dissertation Have to Do?

  1. Follow the instructions given in the checklist.
  2. Upload your document onto the publication server and attach the relevant document properties. (This ensures that the documents can also be located by meta search engines of digital full-text archives and by general search engines such as Google):
    • Name of author
    • Name of dissertation supervisor
    • Title of the dissertation in German and English
    • Keywords in German and English
    • Short abstract (ca. 5,000 characters) in German or English
  3. Fill in the forms Declaration on the publication of electronic documents
  4. and Certificate for submission of mandatory deposit copies
  5. Please submit the printed deposit copies and both completed forms to the Exchange Office for Dissertations and Publications
  6. If you have any further queries, please look under FAQ
  7. If you still need help, please come and ask us.


Please note that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, mandatory deposit copies of your dissertation have to be submitted by mail to the Exchange Office for Dissertations and Publications.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
Tel.: +49 6421 28-25187


Universitätsbibliothek Marburg
Dissertations- und Tauschstelle
Deutschhausstr. 9
35037 Marburg