Publication of the Doctoral Thesis (§17)

 

Publication of the Doctoral Thesis (§ 17) - Sample of Title Page: Titelblatt

After the candidate has passed the doctoral examination, she or he must submit the doctoral thesis to the Dean in the form in which it is to be published. In collaboration with the Assessors the Dean will grant permission for publication after any conditions have been fulfilled.

The doctoral thesis in the form which has been approved for publication must be published within one year subsequent to the oral defense. It is permissible for the mandatory copies (all printed on ageing-resistant, non-punched and non-acidic paper) to contain on the last page the resumé of the candidate or details of the candidate's education.

 

Publication of the Doctoral Thesis

  1. The University must receive free of any charge 52 copies of the doctoral thesis in printed form (letterpress or photopress). 49 of these copies must be personally submitted by the doctoral candidate to the University's Central Library. The doctoral candidate will be given a receipt from the Central Library and must present this receipt to the Dean's Office of the School of Business and Economics together with 3 copies of the doctoral thesis. (RWTH-Publikationen, Abt. Services zum wissenschaftl. Publizieren, Tel.: +49 241 80-94464, Email: Theses@bth.rwth-aachen.de)
  2. If the doctoral thesis has been published in a scientific journal in the form approved for publication by the University, 17 mandatory copies must be submitted to the University. 14 of these copies must be personally submitted to the University's Central Library ("Dissertationsannahmestelle", Templergraben 61) by the doctoral candidate. The doctoral candidate will be given a receipt from the Central Library  and must present this receipt to the Dean's Office of the School of Business and Economics together with 3 copies of the doctoral thesis.2
  3. If at least 150 copies of the approved version of the doctoral thesis have been published by a book publisher, it is sufficient to submit 17 mandatory copies to the University. 14 of these must be personally submitted to the Central Library by the doctoral candidate. The doctoral candidate will be given a receipt from the Central Library and must present this receipt to the Dean's Office of the School of Business and Economics together with 3 copies of the doctoral thesis and confirmation from the publishing house that at least 150 copies (first edition) have been published.2
  4. In the case of electronic publication, the doctoral candidate must provide 3 bound copies of the doctoral thesis after conferring with the University's Central Library (Abt. Services zum wissenschaftl. Publizieren, Tel.: +49 241 80-94494, Email: Theses@bth.rwth-aachen.de).
 

The electronic version must contain an abstract in both German and English.

The doctoral candidate grants the Central Library of RWTH Aachen University the right to publish the electronic version of the doctoral thesis in data networks and affirms that the electronic version corresponds to the version of the doctoral thesis approved by the University.

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2 The reverse side of the title page must provide details of the journal or publishing house involved in publication of the doctoral thesis (name and location of publishing house). Furthermore, on all mandatory copies of the doctoral thesis, the following reference must appear: " D 82 (Diss. RWTH Aachen University, [year of the oral defense])".