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Information for Authors

Publish new document

With this service of the University Library, members of Siegen University can publish their electronic documents in OPUS Siegen free of charge.

The publishing format in OPUS is PDF (Portable Document Format). For archiving, the original format of the document also needs to be uploaded in Opus. For the optimal presentation and archiving of your work, technical demands on quality must be kept. You should consider these before publishing your document in OPUS Siegen! We would be pleased to help you with any problems.

Your electronic document can be registered step by step via DSpace. After entering the meta data, you can updload the pdf-file and the file in original format into a temporary storage of OPUS, which is not open to the public. Your work will be checked formally by the staff of the library, placed on the OPUS server and with this made publicly available. After that, modifications of the document or deleting will not be possible. In case the document needs to be modified, it has to be published again as a new version, which corresponds to a new editon of a printed publication. 

For Doctoral thesesPostdoctoral theses and other examination papers separate requirements have to be met.

Before publishing your document, note the legal notes an the Open-Access-Policy of the University of Siegen (in German).