Dissertations and Habbilitations
Depending on the Promotionsordnung there must be delivered a specific number of printed copies as well as an identical digital version of the dissertation to the library. After examination of the handed exemplars on the part of the library information is sent to the promotion bureau.
For the printed copies is valid:
- DIN A-4 Format
- perfect binding (no spiral binding)
For the electronic version is valid:
- USB-Stick or CD-ROM
- PDF-file (the complete work in one pdf-file, not protected by password and printable)
A part of the copies is sent to the German Central Library of Medicine (Cologne) and to the German National Library (Frankfurt on the Main).
Since 2015 these libraries have not archived the printed dissertations when the dissertations were published online. In this case the libraries sent back the odd prints to the authors or disposed them.
Habiblitation treatise will be also accepted (Guidelines to Habilitation).
Under the Promotionsordnungen you can block the publishing of your dissertation (1-3 years). Appropriate forms should be completly signed and send with the dissertations to the library (the library request for the signature of the deanery of research).
The MHH library offers all doctoral candidates to publish their theses online in the internet. This kind of publication is additional to the common printed version, according to the Promotionsordnungen . Postdoctoral theses are also accepted. (Hints for Habiblitation)
The thesis in format "PDF" is placed on a document server wherefrom it is searchable. This electronic document is verified in the library catalogue OPAC as well as in the National Library Catalogue in Frankfurt. For making available no costs arrise. If possible, a permanent archieving will be given.
The original copy and CD in PDF form (not protected by password), also a declaration of consent are to be presented to "Promotionsbüro" who will then forward the data to the library.
In general, after release of data, no more changes may be undertaken. Prior to electronic publication the following forms must be completed:
Declaration of Consent (Einwilligungserklärung zur Onlineveröffentlichung)
The declaration of consent gives your approval to proceed with electronic publication, transmission of contents, biographical information and personal data, and confirms that a third party may circulate further the contents (§53 copy right act). Forms are available from Promotionsbüro.
The Deanery of Research provides guidance for copyright in connection with the publication of the dissertation.