Support for researchers

Support for researchers

Guidance and research support

Open Access Guidance

  • Financing options for Open Access publishing
  • How to find the right journal for your publication
  • How to identify and avoid predatory journals
  • Advice on publishing routes and quality assurance

Support for Open Access publishing

  • Rostock University’s OA publication fund to cover publishing costs
  • Advice on publishing within the DEAL contracts with Wiley and Springer Nature
  • Discounts available from contracts with OA publishers
  • Publishing your own OA journal

Publishing your data

  • Advice on copyright, licensing, data protection, and subject-specific requirements
  • Selecting the right repository for your data
  • Choosing the correct data format and creating metadata
  • Publishing on RosDok with a DOI

Managing research data

  • Information on research data management
  • Guidance on how to process, save, and archive data to ensure lasting reusability
  • Support in creating data management plans
  • Project cooperation

RosDok digital publishing

  • Publishing series, working papers, research reports, final theses, proceedings, etc.
  • Publishing mandatory (reference) copies of doctoral theses and habilitation treatises (hard copy and digital)
  • Creating DOIs, URNs, ISBNs, PURLs, GNDs, etc.
  • Digitising printed publications and historical collections

Support for Digital Humanities projects

  • Guidance on data modelling, standards, and tools
  • Cooperation and infrastructure support
  • Digitising and indexing source materials
  • Archiving and sustainability

Information on intellectual property rights

  • Patenting research data
  • Employee Inventions Act – rights and obligations
  • Patent applications and internationalisation of intellectual property
  • Training in commercial property law and patent research
  • Free initial consultation for inventors by patent attorneys

Support for research projects and establishing companies

  • Patent research (state of technology, trademark research, legal advice)
  • Patent monitoring
  • Statistical analysis (technological trends, competitors, markets)
  • Researching technical standards (DIN, ISO, etc.)



Additional services

Scientific literature and subject-specific information

Delivery services

  • Scanning service: provides electronic copies of journal articles for use in teaching and research
  • Book delivery service: provides physical media from the Campus Library Südstadt and the Tannenweg stacks


Please click here for a summary of the updated copyright provisions that took effect on 1 March 2018.


Reference management

Citavi and EndNote  are reference management tools that you can use to collect and organise references, quotations, excerpts, etc., and cite them in your manuscript. Rostock University library regularly offers training courses for each tool.