Publication of the dissertation
You may only use the title of doctor once you have published your dissertation and received your doctoral diploma. Doctoral candidates are obliged to make their dissertations available to the academic community within a certain period of time and in an appropriate manner. The dissertation must be published as a book, journal paper, contribution to an anthology, reproduced manuscript or in electronic form.
Doctoral candidates can usually decide themselves whether to publish independently or with the assistance of a publisher and whether to publish electronically or in print.