4. Submission of paper copies for cumulative works

We will receive 4 complete paper copies of the dissertation from you if it has been published in a journal (this also applies to cumulative dissertations where all articles have been published). If not all articles have been published yet, 10 paper copies must be submitted.

Specifications for the paper copies:

  • The paper used must be white and resistant to aging.
  • Please prepare the paper copies on DIN A4 or DIN A5 and preferably print the pages on both sides.
  • If the document contains illustrations and these can be interpreted without color, they can be printed in black and white.
  • In the case of cumulative work, make sure that all articles are included in full.
  • Make sure that the title page is complete (reviewers and date of defense must be indicated - see examples). You can use the sample title page of the doctoral regulations that apply to you as a guideline.
  • Doctoral candidates are not permitted to use the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin logo in the publication of their dissertation.
  • Please indicate - depending on the defense date - the president on the title page as follows:
    • until 31.12.2021: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • from 01.01.2022 - 30.09.2022: Prof. Dr. Peter Frensch, (acting) President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • from 01.10.2022: Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Personal data, such as place and date of birth, must be removed from the title page and from the entire document, as well as the curriculum vitae.
  • The declaration of independence is included but not signed.

Binding specifications:

  • We only accept paper copies with a hardcover binding with a clamp or adhesive binding that you can have created at a copy store. In the case of a clamp binding, the rail used must be made of a corrosion-resistant metal. For durability reasons, the University Library recommends that you have your work bound by a bookbinding company as an full cloth binding. You can find a selection of bookbinders in Berlin and Brandenburg on the site of the Berlin Brandenburg Bookbinders Guild.
  • If your work cannot be bound in one volume, we ask that you divide the work sensibly (for example, at the end of a chapter) and make another title page for the second volume.
  • The paper copy does not require an imprint.
    If you wish to have your work imprinted, you may choose to have it imprinted on the spine or on the front cover of the book.
    If you choose to have your work printed on the spine, please have your last name and the title of your work printed there (longer titles can be abbreviated with three dots at the end).
    If you choose to have the book printed on the front cover, you can either have your name (last name, first name) and the title of your thesis printed there or you can have your name (last name, first name) and the word "Dissertation" or "Doctoral Thesis" printed there.
  • We reserve the right to return copies that are not bound correctly.