Legal conditions for first releases

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Grant of rights

By publishing on the edoc server, the copyrights remain with you. The authors and the editors of the electronic documents are responsible for compliance with copyright and exploitation rights of third parties.

The rights granting to the operator of edoc-Server can be found in the publishing agreement.

Creative Commons licenses

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No CC license may be awarded for cumulative dissertations.

If you do not assign a CC license, users may use your work in accordance with the terms of §51 citations and §53 reproductions for the private and other own use of the copyright law.

Publishing agreement

If you want to publish a text publication as author, we conclude with you a "Vertrag über die Erstveröffentlichung einer Textpublikation" . If there are several authors, a contract is concluded with each author individually. Make sure that all authors select the same license!

If you, as the publisher, wish to publish a book with contributions from several authors, a
"Vertrag über die Veröffentlichung einer Schriftenreihe/eines Sammelbandes, eines Konferenzbandes" will be concluded. Several publishers conclude a contract with each one individually.


For each contract to be concluded, we require two signed paper copies. The contract texts are available as PDF forms. It is best to open the forms on the computer, to fill out, to print twice and then to sign. Please send the paper copies to Arbeitsgruppe Elektronisches Publizieren, Sitz Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum!