OPUS is a service that allows staff members and students of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg to publish scholarly documents (journal articles, doctoral theses, conference proceedings etc.) free of charge on the Internet. The documents will be freely available, archived permanently on the OPUS server and easy to find by search engines.
The Digital Repository OPUS offers a button (top left) to switch to the English surface if necessary.
- Search for documents
- All BTU members are free to use the BTU PDF/A converter for converting and validating their PDF files.
- Publish your document online (e.g. doctoral thesis)
see also help & checklist for doctoral theses & checklist for study theses
PDF/A Guidelines for PhD Theses
Instructions for creating PDF/A or PDF/X files from InDesign
Instructions for creating PDF/A or PDF/X files (external link to TU Berlin)
Instructions for optimizing the file and adding metadata (external link to TU Berlin)
- Hints for writing an abstract
- Top ten most read scientific documents in OPUS
For your e-publication, you will receive a free DOI (Digital Object Identifier) per e-mail. DOIs enable permanent availability and referencing of electronic publications. Your DOI will be generated before the final publication of your document and should be included in your file.
Use the registration form to transfer all needed metadata to our Digital Repository (OPUS). Otherwise you can ask a librarian. Afterwards we will generate and inform you about the DOI of your publication. Please include the DOI in the imprint of your document. For dissertations, the designated place is the lower left corner on the back of the title page. A subsequent DOI generation for already published publications is not possible. One requirement for the assignment of a DOI is that no DOI has yet been awarded for the publication.
The DOI-Service of the University Library of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is operated in cooperation with the TIB Hannover / DataCite.
If you have any questions, please contact bibliothek.hochschulschriften(at)lists.b-tu.de