DissOnline provides a wide range of information on the electronic publishing of dissertations and post-doctoral theses. Information is held which is of relevance for authors, libraries, scientific institutions and publishing houses.

Sample documents are available which are intended to help authors with the presentation of their dissertations or post-doctoral theses, allowing them to be published electronically on university publication servers and by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek while fulfilling all digital preservation requirements. It is also possible to use www.dissonline.de to carry out research directly in electronic university publications held by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

Frequently asked questions from students regarding the creation of their own online dissertation are answered in full. These include legal aspects surrounding mandatory publication and copyright, and also technical questions regarding metadata and the standards used.

Advantages such as the low costs, the diverse range of presentation possibilities and the immediate and global availability of online dissertations are covered.

There are also a number of useful links on various topics related to the electronic publication of dissertations and post-doctoral theses.

Last reviewed: 
22 February, 2012