Publishing at Göttingen University Press
As an associate of University of Göttingen you can publish your scholarly work with Göttingen University Press.
To get an estimate of the publication costs please make use of our form Query of costs. Please note that the author has to pay her or his share of the production costs.
Please feel free to send us your questions concerning the publication process at Göttingen University Press.
In order to produce the print and the online versions of your work we need production-ready files in PDF format. For further information please make use of our "author´s tools" where you will also find templates for different style sheets, etc.
Göttingen University Press publications fall into one of our two categories, the category "University Prints" ("Universitätsdrucke") for scholarly work of decent quality and the reviewed category "University Press" ("Universitätsverlag") for premium scholarly work. The quality level of your work determines which publication category your work will be assigned to. If the quality level allows for the category "University Press" and author and publisher agree to do so, your manuscript will receive a peer review by our editorial board or external reviewers. Manuscripts for books to be published in the category "University Prints" undergo a formal review.
In a collaborative process you (the author) and we (the publisher) decide on the design of the book, e.g. cover and layout (according to the corporate design of the university). We also perform a formal check of your file.
With all those preliminaries completed you will receive a proof copy. If both parties are satisfied with this proof, the book will be cleared for release.
After publication your book will be available online open access on our website, endowed with a Creative Commons Licence 4.0. We also report your work to important databases and catalogues (e. g. GVK, DNB). The printed version will be listed in the "German Books in Print" ("Verzeichnis lieferbarer Bücher (VLB)") and with Amazon.
The long-term archiving of the full text version is carried out by reporting the files to the German National Library.