1. SLUB Dresden
  2. Publish
  3. Doctoral and Postdoctoral Theses at the TU Dresden
  4. Electronic Publication

Electronic Publication

Electronic publishing of doctoral theses is carried out by depositing an electronic version on the Sächsischer Dokumenten- und Publikationsserver Qucosa in accordance to the principles of Open Access.

What you need for electronic publishing:

PhDs at the faculties Medicine, Law and Education please pay attention to the special guidelines of their faculties:

Electronic publishing is done in 4 Steps

  • Register the document on Qucosa via the entry mask (fill in title, abstract, key words, name of the advisor, ...).
  • Upload the PDF.
  • Fill out and sign the declaration of agreement (PDF).
  • Transfer the printed copies together with the declaration of agreement to the SLUB.

Details on the formal presentation of doctoral/postdoctoral theses

  • General advice
    • The title page of doctoral theses should contain: the date of the oral defence, names of the advisors, your birthday and place of birth. Please consult your faculty's PhD board for more detailed regulations.
    • The title page of postdoctoral theses should contain: the date of the first lecture and/or of the completion of the habilitation procedure.
    • Your CV can optionally be attached.
  • Printed version
    • Paper sizes DIN A5 to DIN A4 or intermediate sizes are accepted.
    • Double-sided printing is allowed.
    • Printed copies must be made durable by a permanent binding. At least you have to choose paperback binding, ring binders are not accepted.
  • PDF version
    • Please convert a PDF/A-compliant file for long-term archiving.
    • The PDF must not contain any security restrictions.
    • The electronic version must be identical to the printed version of your thesis.
    • There is no possibility of modifying the PDF later on.
    • All parts of the thesis like graphic, video or audio files have to be included.
  • Terms and guidelines of the faculty or department have to be respected.

How and where can I transfer the documents?

  • Hand out the documents at Service Counter (Lending and Information)of the Central Library during the service hours.
  • Send the documents by mail to: Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), Hochschulschriftenstelle, Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden

What next?

An acknowledgement of receipt is sent to your faculty as soon as we have checked the documents for formal correctness and completeness.

How to reach us

SLUB Dresden
Zellescher Weg 18
01069 Dresden


Phone: +49 351 4677-356  Fax: +49 351 4677-717