Availability in digital form
Digital publications produced by FAU University Press may be found soon after publication using standard search engines (Google, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, etc.). Harvesting is supported via the OAI-PMH interface: https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-fau/oai.
FAU University Press uses both persistent Uniform Resource Names (URN), which are assigned free of charge by the German National Library, as well as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).
We also work with the German National Library with regard to the long-term archiving of digital publications. All publications can be permanently cited and accessed using their URN. All FAU University Press titles are also assigned an eISBN.
Retail trade and library
The publications of FAU University Press are listed in the German Books in Print (VLB) catalogue and by Libri, Amazon and Google Books. They can be ordered from bookstores, Amazon and other online bookshops, as well as directly from FAU University Press. FAU University Press will set a retail price (fixed book price).
Unless otherwise agreed, FAU University Press will guarantee availability for a period of 5 years in the case of print editions produced using the print-on-demand process.
The print editions of the publications are listed in the German National Bibliography. They will also be listed in regional and interregional library catalogues, including the Library Union Catalogue of Bavaria Gateway Bayern and by the German National Library.
Dissemination of research data
If you want to archive and publish accompanying primary or secondary data to your publication, this is of course possible and welcome. Please contact the publishing manager or, in the case of special technical questions, the Department of Research Data Management of the University Library: https://ub.fau.de/en/writing-publishing/data-and-software-in-research/.