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I would like to publish my dissertation in a commercial publishing house, but it is not possible to get proof in writing confirming the print run of at least 150 copies. What can I do?

Standards for dissertations published in a publishing house where the print run is not 150 copies at a time but which offers a “print on demand” service, meaning (additional) copies will not be produced until the company receives an order:

Provided that:

  • it is guaranteed that 150 copies can be held ready
  • the title is kept available for at least 5 years
  • the title is entered in “Verzeichnis lieferbarer Bücher” (the German list of available books)

we don’t need a written confirmation about the print run. Still, we request that you provide us with an electronic version of your dissertation which will not be made available online until after five years. This guarantees long-term archiving on our server which is certified by the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI).