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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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