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Cambridge University Electronic Legal Deposit

Cambridge University Library is one of the six libraries entitled under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act of 2003 to receive material published in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the others being the British Library, the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the national libraries of Scotland and Wales, and Trinity College Library Dublin.

University of Helsinki doctoral dissertation form and publishing

The doctoral candidate is required to publish the doctoral dissertation as an electronic publication in E-thesis. The format of electronic dissertations in E-thesis is PDF. The publishing of an electronic dissertation in E-thesis is free of charge for the doctoral candidate.

Tritonia Thesis Publication

Tritonia does not compensate the thesis writer nor claim payment for the use of the thesis over the Internet. Tritonia has the right to copy the thesis in a format suitable for long-term storage. If the thesis writer or Tritonia with good reason wishes to remove the thesis from public distribution over the Internet, this must be specifically agreed on by the writer, Tritonia and the faculty concerned.

The Open Marine Archive (OMA)

Use the form below to post the digital version of your publications in the Open Marine Archive. VLIZ verifies the copyright status of your publication, archives the digital files on VLIZ-servers and provides a complete reference in the IMIS-database, with permanent online availability through the Open Marine Archive.

Harvard DASH Deposits

A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community. DASH enlarges the audience and impact of your work. Authors who deposit in DASH have access to on-demand metrics and receive monthly reports about their readership. Deposited works receive persistent URLs, are comprehensively indexed by search engines, including Google and Google Scholar, reach academic and non-academic readers who may not have access to the original publications, and are preserved by the Harvard Library.

Publication Server of Media University Stuttgart

The library offers to publish electronically generated and qualified documents on its online publication system. This service is for university members only and free of charge. After publication, the texts are available worldwide on the Internet and will be archived permanently by the library. The documents are indexed and made accessible in library catalogues and Web search engines.

The open archive HAL-SHS Deposits  
Deposits should be made with the prior consent of co-authors. If you deposit a file produced by a publisher (publisher reprint, a file downloaded from the publisher’s website, or a digital copy of a printed original), make sure you are allowed to do so, either by asking for the publisher’s permission or by consulting websites listing their policies (Sherpa, Héloïse, Dulcinea).

The Lithuanian Academic e-Library (eLABa),  
The Lithuanian Academic e-Library (eLABa), as a national aggregated open access (OA) repository, is online system for uploading an electronic copy of your thesis or dissertation. The aim of its establishment is to collect and store scientific production, created by Lithuanian academic community members, to provide an open access to the full-text documents not only for the members of University community, but also for society as a whole, thus increasing the visibility, readability and citation of this production.

Deposit in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)  
Legal Deposit has existed in English law since 1662. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act of 2003, Bodleian Libraries is entitled to receive material published in the United Kingdom & Ireland. It has allowed the library to accumulate over the last four centuries vast and important collections.

PUB – Publications at Bielefeld University  
PUB Theses represents the platform at Bielefeld University where you can submit your doctoral theses or postdoctoral theses or other types of examination papers for free-of-charge publication on the internet. Please upload only ONE file (preferably .pdf). If you want to submit a document that consists of several parts (e.g. chapters) you need to put the files into an archive file (.zip or .gz).

Submit Your Manuscript to Pubmed Central   
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to facilitate the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts for inclusion in PubMed Central (PMC) in support of the NIH Public Access Policy. Since its inception in 2005, NIHMS has expanded to support the public access policies of other organizations and government agencies (for more details, see the Funders List). The NIHMS system allows users, such as authors, principal investigators, and publishers to supply material for conversion to XML documents in a format that can be ingested by PMC. Depositing a manuscript in NIHMS for inclusion in PMC is a multi-step process, requiring an author to approve the deposited files and associated funding before conversion and the PMC-ready version after conversion.

University of Helsinki: E-thesis Master’s Thesis form  
University of Helsinki theses and dissertations can be published and stored in digital format in the E-thesis web service. Anyone can read the publications online and print them for their own use.

Aarhus University Publication Server  
By uploading your project you give the University permission to publish the project on the Internet from the University servers. The terms of publishing project are: That the project does not contain information on sources of personal or financial relationship or other information sources has made under conditions of confidentiality

Theseus : Theses and Publications From Finnish Universities   
Theseus gives you online access to theses and publications from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. On this page you can upload your thesis or publication in electronic format to make it available as an Open Access publication in Theseus. Read the instructions and proceed to upload your work!

OceanDocs   
OceanDocs is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to collect, preserve and facilitate discovery and access to all research output from members of the ocean research and observation community and specifically their Ocean Data and Information Networks (ODINS). It is one of a number of complementary thematic digital marine and aquatic repositories including the Aquatic Commons, which is supported by the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers

The University Library of the LMU Munich (Universitätsbibliothek)  
The University Library of the LMU Munich (Universitätsbibliothek) offers postgraduates the opportunity of submitting their theses in electronic form, provided that the Doctorate Regulations (Promotionsordnung) applicable to their subject contains an appropriate ruling. Please ask your faculty about the submission of electronic theses and the corresponding requirements.

CERN Document Server  
The submission system enables you to submit the details of a record to your repository. This could mean the creation of an entirely new record, or simply the modification of the bibliographic information associated with a record that already exists in the repository.

edoc-Server of Humboldt University of Berlin  
The edoc-Server is the DINI certified Open Access repository of the Humboldt University of Berlin. It is open to all members of the Humboldt University for publication under open-access conditions and is operated by the joint working group of the University Library and the Computer and Media Service of the Humboldt University.

Publication server of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences  
The library offers to publish electronically generated and qualified documents on its online publication system. This service is for university members only and free of charge. After publication, the texts are available worldwide on the Internet and will be archived permanently by the library. The documents are indexed and made accessible in library catalogues and Web search engines.

Cologne Open Science!  
Cologne Open Science offers free access to research results of Cologne University of Applied Sciences and thus supports the scientific exchange of information. This server exclusively publishes peer reviewed publications in full-text, especially documents having gone through an editorial peer review procedure. Cologne Open Science offers a high quality electronic publication service to scientists of Cologne University of Applied Sciences – free of charge. The guidelines will give you detailed information on objectives and criteria regarding the content of the publication service.

ePublications! Technology Art And Sciences   
ePublications the Hochschulschriftenserver the TH Cologne and can by all members of the university for publication are used their scientific documents. Students need the consent of their expert / her consultant. All documents are freely accessible via the Internet and can be searched worldwide for various search queries.

OPUS – Publication Server of the HVF   
The library offers to publish electronically generated and qualified documents on its online publication system. This service is for university members only and free of charge. After publication, the texts are available worldwide on the Internet and will be archived permanently by the library. The documents are indexed and made accessible in library catalogues and Web search engines.

HilDok – University of Hildesheim Institutional Repository  
Hildesheim University Library offers to publish electronically generated and qualified documents on its institutional repository. This service is for university members only and free of charge. After publication, the texts are available worldwide on the Internet and will be archived permanently by the library. The documents are indexed and made accessible in library catalogues and Web search engines. See our information page for further details.

Publication Server of XYZ University   
The library offers to publish electronically generated and qualified documents on its online publication system. This service is for university members only and free of charge. After publication, the texts are available worldwide on the Internet and will be archived permanently by the library. The documents are indexed and made accessible in library catalogues and Web search engines

Publication Server of the Institute for German Language 
The library offers to publish electronically generated and qualified documents on its online publication system. This service is for university members only and free of charge. After publication, the texts are available worldwide on the Internet and will be archived permanently by the library. The documents are indexed and made accessible in library catalogues and Web search engines.

Publication Server of the Wuppertal Institute  
On this Publication Server of the Wuppertal Institute you can find the research staff’s theses and publications that were compiled within their common research framework with this institute. Many of these documents can be downloaded for free.

Publisher’s Rank   – Details

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Kindle Direct Publishing   – Details

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Thor Distribution   – Details

The search for book distribution for a self-published book is a little like the search for the Holy Grail. Whenever the self-publisher believes they have found it, the distribution solution turns out to be a mirage and the self-publisher is back where they started. Enter THOR DISTRIBUTION. This five part program represents the best, most profitable book distribution program available to the self-publisher. While it doesn’t put your book into any physical stores, it makes it available to most of the online book buying public

Click and Copyright   – Details

Copyright protection for your written work is a smart decision for any writer. Copyrighting provides you with long-term legal rights and options to make the most of your writing. With just a few clicks, Click and Copyright can help you secure copyright protection for your novel, poetry, screenplay, biography or other written work.

The U.S. ISBN Agency Standard ISBN application   – Details

Standard ISBN application is aimed towards selfpublishing authors. This application is useful if you are the “chief, cook, and bottle washer”, and are not distributed by another company, or not distributing for another company.

Kobo Writing Life  
Do you have a story to tell? Are you an author with a bestseller just waiting to be discovered? Want to reach out to millions of readers in over 190 countries? Do you own the digital rights to your work? Then have we got the tool for you! Kobo Writing Life is the one-stop, do-it-yourself publishing portal.

Lulu  
Lulu offers you the expertise, independence and flexibility to create, buy and share what you love with the world. We are passionate about providing a remarkable experience for you to tell stories, share knowledge and fulfill your creative potential.

BookSurge  
BookSurge was launched in 2000 by a small group of writers who wanted to create opportunities for authors to not only publish their work, but to also retain their content rights and sales profits. BookSurge grew to support leading publishers and independent authors, offering complete self-publishing, on-demand printing, and online distribution services.

Smashwords 
Smashwords is the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks. We make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers and thousands of libraries.

BookBaby   
BookBaby has grown to become the nation’s leading self-publishing company. We believe in People Powered Publishing, which means our crew of authors, poets, bloggers, and artists are dedicated to helping all writers self-publish successfully. From first-timers to veterans, novelists to photographers, we’ve helped thousands prove that it doesn’t take a traditional publishing deal to bring a dream to life.

Xlibris   
Since 1997, we’ve been helping thousands of writers per year become published authors, with many returning to publish their second and even third books. We’re right by your side to help turn your hard-earned manuscript into a published book. In the supported self-publishing arena, our experience and expertise is second to none.

Bob Books   
Bob Books, written by Bobby Lynn Maslen and illustrated by John R. Maslen, are a series of children’s books designed to teach reading skills acquisition. With a foundation in phonics methods, each level addresses a single stage in a child’s reading development.

Blurb, Inc.   
Blurb is an American self-publishing platform that enables their users to create, self-publish, promote, share, and sell their own print and ebooks. Blurb offers book-making tools catering to diverse digital skills. Blurb’s headquarters are located in San Francisco, California. Since its inception, Blurb has delivered more than 14 million books created by more than a half million customers. Blurb’s website is translated into 6 languages and the company ships to more than 70 countries and territories.

BiblioBazaar  
BiblioBazaar is, with Nabu Press, an imprint of the historical reprints publisher BiblioLife, which is based in Charleston, South Carolina and owned by BiblioLabs LLC. BiblioBazaar / Nerbles, LLC produced, in printable electronic form, 272,930 titles in 2009, although these were used by means of an automated computerized process, using scanned text and generic stock photography for the covers. They see themselves less as publishers than as a software company.

AuthorHouse   
AuthorHouse, formerly known as 1stBooks, is a self-publishing company based in the United States. AuthorHouse uses print-on-demand business model and technology. AuthorHouse and its parent company, Author Solutions, are subsidiaries of Penguin Random House.

Outskirts Press  
Outskirts Press offers a number of affordable programs while still giving you a high level of service. Ranging from only $199 all the way up to $1,099, these levels let you choose which services can fit into your budget, while still letting you keep 100% of your royalties.

Virtual Bookworm  
Virtual Bookworm has a number of publishing packages they offer to meet individual needs. They provide manuscript formatting, the assignment of a Library of Congress Control number, original cover design, author discounts, web domain registration, web design, the printing of bookmarks and more. They also provide information for authors related to writing and marketing.

Books Just Books  
With Books Just Books, the author has to order and pay for all the books he or she will sell with the initial order. This upfront fee can easily be $10,000-$20,000. This further emphasizes the author as both the book distributor and primary salesman. While this can be a negative for most aspiring authors, the profit potential of this option can be much more attractive if large numbers of books will be sold.

iUniverse  
iUniverse provides an easy to navigate website and clearly laid out publishing package information. iUniverse provides on-demand printing and therefore does not require the author to purchase a specific number of books with the initial order. The only disadvantage to print on demand is the cost per book is slightly higher, but that is offset by not requiring a minimum upfront order size and paying for extra storage.

Trafford Publishing  
Trafford is an on demand publishing company. Trafford requires the author to buy a publishing package when they submit a manuscript. When the book is ready to go to print, the process stops until Trafford receives orders for the book. The author can order books at a discounted rate, but it is not required.

Llumina Press   
Llumina Press offers a middle of the road self-publishing service. Turnaround is slower than others at approximately 12 weeks. Services available are less lengthy than our higher ranked providers. They offer average royalties on the cover price. You can anticipate 30 percent royalty on cover price of books sold direct through this publisher and only 10% if sold through a third party provider. Llumina offers the basic publishing services including Library of Congress Control Numbers and cover design service. One nice feature is that they are one of the few publishers to provide free editorial evaluations