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Document types

As a matter of principle, bibliographic data is published on the publications server with or without full text. The document types in OPUS4 were named according to "Common Vocabulary for Publication and Document Types", and were defined on a similar basis (OPUS4.4.4 Dokumentation Version 4.4.4).

You can select the following document types:

  • Working paper The document type working paper [Working Paper] refers to a provisional/interim scientific or technical paper, that appears in the series of an institution (also: research paper, research memorandum, discussion paper) (in contrast with a preprint which does NOT appear in the series of an institution).
  • Article in a magazine / newspaper The document type contribution to a (non-scientific) magazine or newspaper [Contribution to a Periodical] refers to a submission to a newspaper, a weekly magazine or another non-scientific periodical.
  • Article (peer reviewed) The document type (scientific) article [Article] includes documents which are published as articles, lead articles, editorials, registers, tables of contents or editorial sections in a scientific journal or a scientific periodical (postprint).
  • Report The document type report [Report] includes material that is primarily text, which cannot be categorised elsewhere, e.g. reports, external research reports, internal reports, notifications, statistical reports, project final reports, technical documentation and instructions.
  • Moving Images The document type report [Report] includes material that is primarily text, which cannot be categorised elsewhere, e.g. reports, external research reports, internal reports, notifications, statistical reports, project final reports, technical documentation and instructions.
  • Book The document type book (monograph) [Book] is meant for classical monographic works.
  • Dissertation The document type dissertation [Doctoral Thesis] refers to the highest level of final paper, that is higher than or equivalent to a dissertation, but does not follow the Bologna convention. This also includes habilitation papers.
  • Habilitation For the definition of the document type habilitation [Habilitation] see Dissertation.
  • Journal The document type journal (complete version of a magazine edition, a magazine annual or a series) [Issue] refers to magazines in a classical sense. This is also the document type for series and/or magazines published by an editorial board.
  • Conference publication The document type conference publication [Conference Object] includes all kinds of documents associated with a conference (conference papers, conference reports, conference lectures, contributions in conference proceedings, conference contributions, abstracts, recordings of conference contributions, posters from conferences).
  • Preprint The document type preprint [Preprint] refers to provisional/interim scientific or technical papers, that do not appear in the series of an institution, but are planned for publication in a scientific journal or as part of a book (in contrast with a working paper which DOES appear in the series of an institution).
  • Other The document type other [Other] covers everything that cannot be categorised as any other document type.
  • Theses in an R&D project This document type includes the types Bachelor's, Master's, Diplom, Magister and seminar theses, and is for all documents of students which originated as part of an R&D project at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. These documents may only be published on the publications server on the recommendation of the supervisor and/or project leader (R&D project, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences).
  • Part of a book/collection The document type part of a book (chapter) [Part of a Book] includes documents which were created as part of a monographic work, such as chapters or essays; contributions to collected works.
  • Sound The document type sound [Sound] refers to a resource which is primarily meant to be heard, such as music files, audio CDs, and voice and sound recordings. There is no distinction between sounds, noises and music.