University Publications

You can make your university publications in the form of dissertations, habilitations as well as bachelor and master thesis publicly available through the library. Below you will find more detailed information about the requirements and publication options.

  • Dissertation & Habilitation
  • Thesis

Dissertation & Habilitation

Generally, the doctoral examination procedure is followed by the publication and dissemination of the dissertation and the submission of the deposit copy to the library. How many copies you have to hand in depends on the type of publication and is specified in the doctoral regulations. You will receive a confirmation of receipt from us, which you can use to prove to your department that you have submitted the deposit copy.

Publisher's publication

In the case of a monographic dissertation published by a publishing house, please deliver 6 deposit copies to the library and provide proof of a minimum print run of 150 copies with a copy of the publishing agreement or, in the case of "Publication on Demand", a delivery guarantee from the publisher of four years via an ISBN number. For all commercially published dissertations, care must be taken at the time of printing to ensure that the so-called Hochschulschriftenvermerk (university publication note)is printed on the back of the title page (Cf.: Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Dissertation, 20XX). This refers to the year of the disputation, not the year of publication.

Electronic publication

In the case of an electronic publication, the library will receive an identical electronic version from you in PDF format on CD-ROM or flash drive and additionally 3 bound print editions. Furthermore, you need to submit the completed and signed "Formular zur Abgabe elektronischer Dissertationen“ (form for the submission of electronic dissertations) to the library. In the case of a cumulative dissertation, the library also requires a confirmation from the review committee.

► You can publish your electronic dissertation or habilitation thesis quickly and free of charge on the university publication server  OPUS.
 

You can submit your dissertation or habilitation either in person or by mail. For personal submission, please make an appointment with us in advance - spontaneous submissions are not possible.

Thesis

Bachelor's and Master's thesis will be accepted into the library's collection either as an electronic publication or in printed form if they have been evaluated with a grade better than 2.5 and we have received the "Einverständniserklärung zur Abgabe meiner Abschlussarbeit an die Bibliothek“ (declaration of consent to submit my thesis to the library).

Electronic Publication

Electronic publications are published on the university publication server OPUS worldwide free of charge. Please send your PDF document from your Leuphana mail account to publizieren@leuphana.de and send the signed "Einverständniserklärung zur Abgabe meiner Abschlussarbeit an die Bibliothek“ (declaration of consent to submit my thesis to the library) by mail/home mail to Karen Heckmann, MIZ Leuphana / Publikationsservice, Universitätsallee 1, CB.140, 21335 Lüneburg.

Printed publication

Please send a hard bound copy of your thesis together with the signed "Einverständniserklärung zur Abgabe meiner Abschlussarbeit an die Bibliothek“ (declaration of consent to submit my thesis to the library) by mail/home mail to Karen Heckmann, MIZ Leuphana / Publikationsservice, Universitätsallee 1, CB.140, 21335 Lüneburg.

Please check the information on the title page of the thesis before sending and completely remove the matriculation number, postal address and e-mail address from the document. If the information is blacked out unprofessionally (e.g. simply by placing a bar over the text), the data can still be restored and made outwardly visible. Therefore, it is advisable to delete this information completely.

Support

If you need information or advice, please contact publizieren@leuphana.de or Karen Heckmann by phone.

Contact

Karen Heckmann
Universitätsallee 1, CB.130
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1130
karen.heckmann@leuphana.de