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Literature, Academic Visibility, Open Access

Publication Services at TU Dortmund University

The TU Dortmund University Library provides a wide range of specialist literature and catalogues  as well as advice on academic visibility, open access and avoiding predatory journals.

In addition, the TU Dortmund University Library offers various publication services to increase the visibility of research and to improve publication success.

The university bibliography records the published research results of all members of TU Dortmund University and is maintained by the University Library. The university bibliography can be used to generate lists of publications for the Chair, Institute or personal websites.

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The ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) is a free, life-long personal identifier for researchers and scholars to unambiguously identify researchers and their work. Every researcher can personally register for an ORCID iD and use it in the entire research process – e.g. when applying for research projects or submitting publications. The University Library offers advice on the optimal use of ORCID iD, and the integration of data from ORCID into personal publication lists.

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TU Dortmund University encourages its researchers and scholars to publish their research results in open access, i.e. freely accessible to everyone on the Internet (refer to the Open Access Declaration for more information). To this end, the University Library offers both personal advice and financial support for the publication of articles in Open Access journals.

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The Eldorado repository serves the purpose of transparency and (early) publication of research results and is operated by the ITMC and the TU Dortmund University Library. It is primarily used for the long-term archiving of Open Access publications. In addition to dissertations and reports, secondary publications on Eldorado are also possible. In this way, TU Dortmund University members can comply with the obligation or request for Open Access publication by research sponsors.

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Data generated in the research process are increasingly available in digital form. This offers the opportunity to publish these data as part of a publication and to use them again in a different context. In addition to publication in special “data journals”, there are numerous specialist or generic repositories for the publication of data sets.

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The University Archive coordinates and takes over the delivery of all printed and digital obligatory copies that originated at TU Dortmund University (except dissertations and publishing publications) and thus contributes to the visibility of research achievements in supra-regional and regional catalogs and bibliographies.
Copies are submitted to the German National Library as a supra-regional and to the Münster University and State Library as a regional mandatory library. All digital publications are additionally added to the repository "Eldorado" of the TU Dortmund University. On this information page (German only) you will find more detailed information.


TU Dortmund University advises its researchers in regards to scientific quality control. This includes publishing results in peer-reviewed journals and presenting their findings at legitimate conferences and meetings.

Predatory publishers will accept and publish research results for often considerable fees but without quality control by peer-review. Publication Services advise in regards to identifying legitimate publishers and journals. Please contact for further advice.

On a similar note, predatory conferences invite and accept research contributions without previous quality control by peer-review. For advice and previous experience regarding predatory conferences please contact the .

The lecture series “Forschung Fördern” regularly offers information and advice on how to avoid predatory publishers and conferences.

The publication guideline is directed to all members and affiliates of TU Dortmund University. It serves to record scientific and non-scientific publications of TU members completely and correctly.

Publication Guideline of TU Dortmund University (English)

Publication Guideline of TU Dortmund University (German)

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