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Open Publishing LMU

Series "Open Publishing in the Humanities"

Thanks to the financial support of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art the University Library was able to join forces with a publishing service provider in the spring of 2019 in order to offer authors a way of publishing their theses simultaneously in both print and, via the repository "Elektronische Hochschulschriften" (Electronic theses), in electronic form. The print edition will appear in the series "Open Publishing in the Humanities" (OPH), while the digital version will also be published at https://oph.ub.uni-muenchen.de.

This offer applies exclusively to those doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have been awarded the honours summa cum laude or magna cum laude. Works chosen for inclusion in the series OPH will be published at no cost to the authors. Quality control will be ensured by a grants-funded professional editorial team and by a coaching service accompanying the publication process, designed to sensitize authors to measures likely to promote the reception of their work.

Applications for inclusion in the series should be submitted by 31 March, 30 June, 31 August or 31 December in order to be considered by the selection committee for the following quarter.

The service is based on the publication project "Modern Academic Publishing". Further details of the publication conditions can be found at:


If you are interested please submit your application in PDF format (preferably as a file) to the Electronic Publications Department at the University Library of the LMU at publizieren@ub.uni-muenchen.de, together with the following documents:.

  • Doctoral certificate, including the overall grade and individual grades for both the work itself and your defence
  • Abstract of the thesis
  • Details of the subject area/faculty, supervisor and participation in any graduate programmes
  • Length in characters, including spaces
  • Number of illustrations/tables
  • Language(s) of the manuscript/special fonts or typefaces
  • Personal contact details

You will receive the guidelines for authors as soon as your thesis has been approved for inclusion.