Documents on OPUS

OPUS, the Online Publications Server, lists permanently as many publications as possible of the members of the University of Bamberg.

In addition to bibliographical data, the purpose of OPUS is to make the digital full texts available. In its declaration on Open Access, the University of Bamberg invites its scientists to publish their research results on the publications server of the University as an original or, alternatively, as a preprint or postprint.

Documents in OPUS are for example:
  • Monographs (in their entirety or in parts), individual volumes of any of the Bamberg series, entire series, conference proceedings, and electronic versions of print publications, e.g. the University of Bamberg Press.
  • Articles in journals, articles in collections, postprints, complete issues of journals, reports, preprints, discussion papers, working papers, reviews, pictures/images, films, audio documents.
  • Dissertations, habilitations and particularly good exam papers which lead to a degree, e.g. bachelor, magister and final papers. Term papers and student research projects are excluded. For a final paper to be published, the supervisor must have given a recommendation to that effect.

In OPUS we record only bibliographic data of published documents. The document must be permanently available in full text to the public. A document is deemed permanently available when one of the following criteria is met:
  • Proof of the work or of the parent title in a library catalog, a book trade directory or in an appropriate e-book portal
  • Proof of the parent title in a journal database
  • Proof of a URN or DOI
  • Publication of the full text in OPUS

The following papers will not be listed in OPUS:
  • Documents that are of a short-term nature, such as the University calendar and register, announcements, invitations, etc.
  • Announcements about publications that have not yet been published.