Checklists

Both the printed version and the electronic version of your habilitation, doctoral, and master's thesis have to meet certain formal requirements, which result from the examination regulations.

With our checklists we help you to check your document with regard to these requirements. Only if all the criteria listed in the checklist are met can your archiving application be processed positively. If you have any questions regarding the criteria, please contact us.

Doctoral thesis

Printed version:

  • The name of the author appears on the front of the title page.
  • The title of the publication appears on the front of the title page.
  • On the back of the title page appears the name of the advisor.
  • On the back of the title page appears the name of the second advisor.
  • On the back of the title page appears the day of the exam.
  • The curriculum vitae can be found on the last page of the dissertation or on a supplementary sheet.

Electronic version:

  • This is the version that has been reviewed and released for publication.
  • The name of the author appears on the title page.
  • The title of the publication appears on the title page.
  • The electronic version has a page count.
  • Figures, quotations, tables, etc. are fully included in the electronic version.
  • Obtain the advisor's signature on the deposit license if the advisor's name is to be published in the publication and metadata. Otherwise, delete the name of the advisor.
  • The names of the dean and second advisor are deleted.
  • If you do not agree to this data being stored and published on the Internet, your CV is deleted.
  • Personal data in the work and in the acknowledgment are deleted.
  • The electronic version is available in PDF file format (ideally PDF/A).
  • Make sure that the document is not copy-protected or protected by DRM. Access or copy protection is an obstacle to long-term archiving according to the specifications of the German National Library.

Habilitation thesis

Printed version:

  • The name of the author appears on the front of the title page.
  • The title of the publication appears on the front of the title page.

Electronic version:

  • The name of the author appears on the title page.
  • The title of the publication appears on the title page.
  • The electronic version has a page count.
  • Figures, quotations, tables, etc. are fully included in the electronic version.
  • If you do not agree to this data being stored and published on the Internet, your CV is deleted.
  • Personal data in the work and in the acknowledgment are deleted.
  • The electronic version is available in PDF file format (ideally PDF/A).
  • Make sure that the document is not copy-protected or protected by DRM. Access or copy protection is an obstacle to long-term archiving according to the specifications of the German National Library.

Master's thesis

Printed version:

  • It is not necessary to submit a print version for archiving a master's thesis.

Electronic version:

  • The name of the author appears on the title page.
  • The title of the publication appears on the title page.
  • The electronic version has a page count.
  • Figures, quotations, tables, etc. are fully included in the electronic version.
  • Obtain the advisor's signature on the deposit license if the advisor's name is to be published in the publication and metadata. Otherwise, delete the name of the advisor.
  • The names of the dean and second advisor are deleted.
  • If you do not agree to this data being stored and published on the Internet, your CV is deleted.
  • Personal data in the work and in the acknowledgment are deleted.
  • An electronic abstract is available in German and English.
  • The electronic version is available in PDF file format (ideally PDF/A).
  • Obtain an informal, written recommendation from the supervisor on the Deposit License.