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Habilitation Treatise Checklist

The print version as well as the electronic version of your habilitation treatise has to comply with certain formal requirements. We want to help you checking your habilitation treatise with regard to these formal criteria by providing a check list you can follow.

Carefully review the checklist to make sure that you have followed the recommended procedures. Your request to archive your dissertation can only be answered positively, if all criteria on the checklist are met. Otherwise make any needed corrections to your habilitation treatise.

Print version:

  • The author´s name appears on the front of the title page.
  • The publication´s title appears on the front of the title page.

Electronic version:

  • The author´s name appears on the title page.
  • The publication´s title appears on the title page.
  • The electronic version requires page counting.
  • Illustrations, quotes, tables and the like need to be contained completely in the electronic version.
  • The names of the dean, the first and second reviewer need to be deleted.
  • You need to delete your curriculum vitae in case you dont want this information to be saved and published on the internet.
  • All personal data in your acknowledgments needs to be deleted.
  • The electronic version is available in PDF (ideally PDF/A).
  • Make sure that the document isn´t copy protected or has DRM access protection. According to the German National Library copy or access protection are obstacles to digital long-term archiving.


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