Electronic Text Center

Services provided

  • professional consultation, free of charge
  • quick document publication in the Digital Library of Thuringia
  • retrievability of the publication in regional and international library catalogues and search engines
  • assistance for PDF/A-conversion
  • communication in English and German

We publish

Doctoral thesis and postdoctoral qualification

According to your respective PhD regulations you have the possibility to publish your doctoral thesis electronically. This means having to hand in less voucher copies.

The PhD board permits the submission of doctoral theses in electronic form. The Electronic Text Center (ETC) serves as a service partner in order to publish the doctoral thesis in the Digital Library of Thuringia (DBT), as well as making the metadata available in the online catalogue of Erfurt University Library. The legal basis of the electronical publication of your thesis is regulated by the respective PhD regulations of your faculty and the signed publishing contract with the University Library. In case your PhD regulations require to submit a CV with your thesis, please note that due to copyright regulations you may only include your employment history and enclose it solely in your printed voucher copies. An inclusion in your electronical document is not necessary, but possible.The submission of your thesis in electronic form plus the requiered number of printed copies has to be sent directly to the ETC. As soon as the publication process in the DBT is complete you will be notified by E-Mail and the chairman of the examining board via the respective dean’s office.

Accroding to the habilitation regulation it is also possible to publish your postdoctoral qualification electronically. No printed voucher copies have to be submitted.

as primary publication

  • the respective PhD regulation of Erfurt University state how many voucher copies are to be submitted apart from the electronic document
  • in case the PhD regulations require to submit a CV with the thesis, due to copyright reasons only include employment history and enclose it solely in the printed voucher copies
  • apart from the publication agreement, the respective dean’s office (approval) as well as the author himself (accordance of digital and print document) need to sign an attachment to said contract
  • all required documents are to be submitted to the ETC
  • as soon as the publication process in the DBT is complete the chairman of the examining board will be notified by the ETC via the respective dean’s office

Scientific works

For professors and teaching staff of Erfurt University the Electronic Text Center (ETC) offers consultation on primar and secondary publishing processes and regulations.

After your personal registration the ETC takes care of the electronic publication of your scientific work in the Digital Library of Thuringia (DBT) and the availability in the online catalogue of Erfurt University Library.

The legal basis of the publication in electronic form is the signed publication agreement with the University Library and if necessary be the permission to re-publish your document electronically in the DBT by your former publisher. As soon as the publication process in the DBT is complete you will be notified by E-Mail.

as secondary publication

If you are aiming at an academic career and in this context need to produce a publisher’s publication you should plan your publication project well in advance. The publishing contract with the Electronic Text Center (ETC) grants authors the right of a post-print online publication. For this digital second publication, however, the written consent of the original publisher is needed.


Publishers who accept this process can be found in the Sherpa/Romeo list. The information given in this list may not be up-to-date and is legally not binding. The right for open-access publication has to be stated explicitly in your publication contract with your publisher. This applies to original publications as well as self-archived copies via the ETC after an embargo period.

If open-access publication is not allowed there is the option between a quick publication via the ETC free of charge or a publisher’s publication which may take more time and expense.
Academic publishers increasingly include the right of open-access into their agreements. For this usually article processing charges (APC) have to be paid.  

For subsequent self-archived copies via the ETC please note:

If your publication has been printed before 1995 the release of a self-archived copy via the ETC is possible without any agreement or written consent of the original publisher.
If your publication dates from 1995 or more recently, the ETC will assist you with any legal questions or renegotiations with the publisher.

Contact

Carolin Ludwig
Electronic Text Center (ETC)
Universitätsbibliothek (UB) / Raum 151
Martina Schlütter
Electronic Text Center ETC
Universitätsbibliothek (UB) / Raum 151