[Translate to Englisch:] Angebote für WissenschaftlerInnen

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 with Citavi

Citavi is a reference management and knowledge organisation tool for Microsoft Windows. With Citavi, you can save and organise references, quotations and excerpts and insert them into your manuscript.