Every doctoral thesis is available in electronic form, the electronic version being submitted to the deanery when the doctoral thesis is handed in (marking the beginning of the examination process, initiation of the doctoral assessment procedure).
All doctoral candidates must submit an electronic version of their thesis and append the declaration. If the thesis is published as a book (only in exceptional cases), an identical electronic version must also be submitted (Sect. 8 Para. 1b of the Doctoral Regulations). The reasoning for this is to enable the doctoral examination procedure to be conducted using the electronic version.
There is no prescribed data format for these documents. It is wise, however – and we recommend – that the electronic version also fulfils the publication requirements of the printed thesis as outlined in Sect. 19 Para. 2.
When the doctoral thesis is published in tuprints (usual scenario), a final, electronic version of the thesis will be created, which will be approved by the assessor and uploaded by the doctoral candidate. When the thesis is published as a book, six copies must be given to the university library (ULB).
- What does ‘released in book stores’ mean?
- Can a doctoral thesis be modified once it has been published on TUprints?
- Can a document that has been published in TUprints be withdrawn or ‘unpublished’?
- Which type of license is the most appropriate for diffusing my research results?
- Is there any financial support available for the publication of my thesis?
- How is a doctoral thesis published?
- What does ‘versioning’ mean with respect to a doctoral thesis and how does it work?
- Does the ISBN prove that the thesis has been distributed to book stores?
- Does a printed copy of the doctoral thesis need to be filed in the departmental office’s archives?
- When, where and how does the electronic version need to be submitted?
- Titel Page Specifications
- Declaration to doctoral thesis and transfer of rights