The document and publication server of the department - INFDok - offers all members of the Department of Informatics, the organizational and technical framework for electronic publication of scientific documents in accordance with the guidelines of the department (in German).
The electronic publishing with INFDok offers a number of advantages:
- immediate worldwide availability of the papers without delay due to manufacturing, printing and distribution
- long-term archiving with a permanently stable and quotable internet adress
- free publications opportunity for the author
- full text search across the entire publication
- indexing in form and content by the library
- bibliographic entry in the online catalogue of the library as well as in national library catalogues
- for an author, INFDok offers the opportunity to create a central electronic archive of its publications
- Alerting Service by RSS-feed of the newest publications
- interfaces to open access search engines
- access statistics
For this service, the library received the Open Access Award 2010 from the students of the Department of Informatics of the University of Hamburg.
For questions and comments please contact the library(infbib-information.inf"AT"uni-hamburg.de).
Which publications are planned for publication in INFDok?
- Publications that appear in the context of the two series of reports issued by the Department of informatics: Berichte des Departments Informatik and Mitteilungen des Departments Informatik,
- Publications by members of the department of informatics with a scientific content, such as journal articles (including pre-and post-prints), monographs, and parts of monographs, public lectures, research reports, studies, condensations,
- Selected documents by students of the department of informatics, such as Diploma, Bachelor's and Master's theses, on the recommendation of a scientist
Are my publications freely accessible?
In general, all publications should possibly be free of charge and released under open access.
What do I need to make a release?
Please keep the following documents ready when you want to post a publication on our document server:
- a completed User Agreement (in German)
- the documents you want to publish,
- you must be the copyright holder of the publication,
- If you are a student of our Department, a lecturer of our department must confirm the scientific relevance. Please hand this completed form (in German) to the library.
How to publish?
First, you must complete the User Agreement (in German) and submit it to the library. Please read the legal information carefully.
(Students must also submit the certificate of an academic staff member or employee regarding the scientific validity of her/his document.)
Please send the electronic document to the library(infbib-information.inf"AT"uni-hamburg.de).
We need the following information:
- the title of your publication
- system location within the classification (Item 54 of computer science)
- keywords in German and English (max. 5 keywords in German and / or 5 keywords in English)
- (if possible) short abstract of your document (in German and / or English)
- year in which the document was created
Furthermore, the document can be found within the library catalogue.
Your document is replaced by a URN (Uniform Resource Name) and is searchable via the text server and within the library catalogue - and , of course, in Google Scholar.
Which legal issues should I be aware of before publishing?
Prior to the publication of a document please ensure that you are entitled to do so. You are generally entitled, if you are the author of the document and have not given exclusive rights to third parties. If you have published your document or plan to do so, make sure that the publisher allows a parallel publication on a
Publishing your document or planning the latter, must not necessarily be inconsistent with the publication of documents on our server. In any case please check if your contract allows a publication on our document server! For instance by using the so-called Sherpa / Romeo list:
If you do not publish in open access journals, please ensure the open access right to publish the postprint of your article on the institutional repository of the Department of Informatics INFDok. Your individual contract with the publisher should include the following passage:
Der Fachbereich Informatik der Universität Hamburg erhält das Recht, den Inhalt des Artikels mit dem Zeitpunkt seines Erscheinens (alternativ 3 oder 6 Monate nach Erscheinen des Artikels) der Öffentlichkeit über das Internet oder in sonstiger Form frei zugänglich zu machen.
The Department of Informatics shall be entitled to make the contents of the article freely accessible to the general public on the internet or in some other form at the time of publication (alternatively 3 or 6 months after the article’s publication).
Special features for the publication of a preprint
Preprints are characterized by the fact that they are not yet published by a publisher, but such publication is imminent. The publisher's conditions regarding the publication of preprints must be respected. Many publishers require that the publication is linked from our document server referring to the final version available at the publishers. As an author, please let us know if the document has been published commercially so that we can update the conditions on our server!
Is it possible to cite publications from INFDok?
Electronic publications are basically equivalent to conventional publications and therefore quotable. For permanent and stable addressing, Uniform
Resource Names (URN) will be created and registered with the German Library.
Formal guidance and assistance regarding the citation of electronic sources are given by the policies of the International Standard ISO 690-2. Further information
How INFDok publications should be cited
Based on the ISO 690-2 electronic publications should be cited as follows, whereas the date of the last call to the source is to be used by the person quoting, e.g.::
Neumann,Bernd (2003): A Conceptual Framework for High-Level Vision. - Berichte des Fachbereichs Informatik der Universität Hamburg [online]
<http://edoc.sub.uni-hamburg.de/informatik/volltexte/2009/55>[zitiert 15. Februar 2012]