The publishing process
The University of Bamberg Press supports you in all phases of the individual publishing process. Below, you will find an example of the process:
1. Contact us
If you are interested in publishing your work through the University of Bamberg Press, please contact us first! You can email us at ubp(at)uni-bamberg.de or call us at 0951-862-1595 to inform us about your intention to publish your work:
- Type of publication: online and printed / online only
- Title of the publication and desired series
- If possible, indicate the number of black and white and coloured pages, the desired number of copies, the format and type of binding.
- Approximate date of publication
All members of the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg can publish documents, provided a university body (e.g. an institute, chair, or centre) has given their approval. Publications of the University of Bamberg Press come in series. If you want to publish your work as part of a series, please contact the publisher of the series. If a series does not yet exist, a proposal can be submitted at one of the institutions of the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg to request that such a series should be started.
2. Cost estimate
The author bears the costs of the publication. We will draft an estimate which will include all of the expenses UBP will incur, particularly the cost of printing. Since we does not pursue economic interests when we publish your documents, you will not receive royalties for publishing them. Purely electronic publications are free of charge.
3. Publication agreement
You will sign a publication agreement with the UBP. Among other things, it will state the costs, the period of time that your work will be available in bookstores, any user rights that the UBP needs to be given, and the bookstore price of printed copies. Before the agreement can be finalised, a chair or institute of Bamberg University needs to have given their approval. Upon signing the agreement, you will be given the ISBN for your work and the ISSN for the series.
You publication will go live as a PDF file (portable document format). We make templates for your manuscript available to you. They form the basis for the master copy and will help you to structure your manuscript well. We would also be happy to support you in designing your book cover and title pages.
There are different ways to create a PDF file. To keep the quality of the document intact, you will need to ensure that your settings are right prior to creating the PDF. Fonts, for example, have to be compatible or properly integrated, and the correct printing quality must be selected as well. Pictures should have the right resolution for the printing process. All graphics should be of a high quality.
Please remember to indicate the source of all the pictures you have included and, if applicable, obtain prior written consent, so you can include them in your publication.
5. Delivering the electronic document
At the Current Research Information System (FIS) under "My FIS" - "New Submission" - "Manual Submission" you can enter the metadata for your document and upload your complete and print-ready document. A login with the BA number is required. After uploading the file, please also provide us with an abstract and keywords to describe the content, preferably in German and English, so that your publication can be better found by search engines. Please select "Veröffentlichung im Verlag UBP" as publication agreement.
You can then check the data again and complete the process. The data and the document are then automatically transferred to a non-public buffer and processed by UBP.
6. Processing and Publishing
The complete and print-ready file delivered via the FIS forms the basis for the electronic publication and the agreed print edition. UPB formally checks your file to ensure that the format specifications have been implemented and, if necessary, suggests that it be revised.
If the file is complete, ready for printing and formally in order, UBP optimises it for printing and electronic publication. UBP creates the cover and the title pages. The files go to the printer and a sample print is produced. You first receive the optimized file and cover design and in a second pass the sample print for review. Please check here the interventions in the file by the optimization and the pre-print stage and the conversion of the file in print.
After the approval of the sample print, the agreed edition is printed. You will receive the agreed number of free copies of the printed edition. The printed edition is reported as a list of available books and can now be ordered via the book trade and the publisher's website.
The corresponding and most up-to-date file will also not be published at the Current Research Information System (FIS) until the print sample has been approved. Your work can now be read and downloaded free of charge.