1. SLUB Dresden
  2. Publish
  3. Doctoral and Postdoctoral Theses at the TU Dresden
  4. Print publication

Print publication

What you need for publishing your thesis in print:

Your works/articles/files can be listed in our Library catalogue in case you send us the table of contents or the abstract of your thesis in PDF/A format via E-Mail: The completion of bibliographic metadata with the table of contents and abstracts enables an efficient valuation of literature because additional data are already available for catalogue searches.

We offer the possibility to additionally publish an electronic version of your thesis on the Dokumenten- und Publikationsserver Qucosa (Open Access) - either at the same time or later on.

When publishing with a publisher

You have to transfer copies of the ready-for-distribution publisher's version of your thesis. The amount is defined by your faculty. According to some doctoral/postdoctoral regulations you have to provide evidence on a certain print run (e.g., the publishing contract). Please take such regulations into account.

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.
  • 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


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