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Doctoral theses at KIT

Doctoral thesis publication options




  • According to the doctoral regulations of the KIT departments, publishing a doctoral thesis is part of the doctorate.
  • The KIT departments allow an exclusively electronic publication either in the KITopen repository or at KIT Scientific Publishing.
  • Other publication options vary depending on the respective doctoral regulations.
  • Electronic publishing does away with the need of submitting printed copies to the KIT library. In accordance with the doctoral regulations, nothing changes as regards the form and number of the copies submitted to the relevant department, institute, and advisor.
  • Research data created as part of a dissertation project can be published and archived for free in KITopen. In this, KIT Library cooperates with the regional IT service bwDataDiss.


Electronic publishing in the KITopen repository

Publishing a doctoral thesis in KITopen


Electronic publishing at KIT Scientific Publishing

Publishing a doctoral thesis at KIT Scientific Publishing (inquiry form)

  • Includes electronic publishing in the KITopen repository.
  • Additional printed copies for authors.
  • Worldwide sale via international bookstores (print on demand).
  • Detailed information on KSP.


Publishing a doctoral thesis in print

If you choose to print your dissertation you can either send your copies via post or hand them in personally. The number of copies is regulated by the doctoral program.


Publishing and archiving research data from dissertation projects

Publishing and archiving research data from dissertation projects

  • Research data from dissertation projects of all disciplines and data types can be published for free in KITopen. Detailed information
  • Research data can be uploaded with the dissertation or later on, directly in KITopen. If your library card is not valid anymore, authentication is also possible directly through bwDataDiss.

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