The document and publication server of the department - INFDok - offers members of the Department of Informatics the organizational and technical framework for electronic publication of scientific papers in accordance with the guidelines of the department (in German). The staff of the Informatics Library will enter the papers into the publication server and create an entry for the library catalogs. They also check the copyright requirements in individual cases.
The electronic publishing with INFDok offers a number of advantages:
- immediate worldwide availability of documents without delay due to manufacturing, printing and distribution
- free publication opportunity for the author
- long-term archiving with a permanently stable and quotable internet adress
- papers are searchable in INFDok, library catalogs and of course via Google Scholar
- full text search across the entire publication
For questions and comments, please contact the librarians of the Informatics Library(infbib-information.inf"AT"uni-hamburg.de).
What do I need for a publication?
The following documents and information are required for publication:
- PDF of the paper (with the year of its completion)
- location within the basic classification (in German. Under item 54 you will find computer science)
- keywords in German and English (max. 5 terms each)
- user agreement (in German)
- students of the department need a certification of scientific relevance (in German)
Please send the documents to infbib-information.inf"AT"uni-hamburg.de. We will enter your paper with the appropriate metadata to the full-text server of the department and generate a reference in the library catalogs.
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.
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 document server.
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 publisher's server. 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, where 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]