Young Academics

You have written an outstandingly evaluated thesis and would like to make your results accessible to a broad audience? We publish interesting and outstanding theses.

Tectum, a publishing house within Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, stands for a publishing programme inspired by the social sciences and humanities and publishes around 200 new titles every year. In addition to dissertations, we also make the best bachelor’s, diploma and master’s theses visible to the scientific community.

What requirements must my work meet?
At Tectum, we also publish outstanding bachelor’s and master’s theses. Your thesis should be very well graded. Please provide proof of this by sending us the expert reports. (If no expert opinion has been issued, please let us know). Approximately 90 printed pages are required for a book production. Please feel free to send us your complete manuscript and we will check the volume when we make our offer. A prerequisite for publication would be that your supervisor writes a short preface to your work. This preface can be kept short and concise.
What are the advantages of publishing with Tectum?
The publication of your thesis in the renowned Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag in the Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft is your entry into the academic world. To ensure that this runs smoothly and professionally, we accompany and advise you with our many years of experience. If you decide to publish with our publishing house, you can expect individual and personal support from the title to the layout, professional typesetting and layout of your work. After publication, we take care of marketing and distributing your book in the best possible way. Not only do we work to ensure that you can promptly hold your work in your hands as a printed book, but we also give your work international visibility by distributing it parallel to the printed edition in the a Tectum eLibrary, our platform for digital texts. In order to make your books findable in the almost unmanageable offer of online trade, the maintenance of metadata is of particular importance to us. Online stores rely on this data for customer search queries. The more complete they are, the greater the chance that your book will be found. As a publisher, we will of course support you in all publishing steps so that you can continue to devote yourself to your studies or job applications.
Where will my book be found?
Even before publication, your book is reported to the Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bücher (VLB, directory of available German books) and thus also included in the weekly new publication service of the German National Library. Your work is thus searchable and orderable by the book trade worldwide. We present each work in our online store, where your book can be ordered directly from the publisher. Google usually lists the book first in a search for author or title. Your e-book with its own ISBN will also be available in our online store and the Tectum eLibrary. We distribute it in more than 120 e-book stores worldwide (Amazon Kindle Shop, Apple iBook Store, Thalia, Weltbild, etc.). Your book will also be included in our new release overview, which is published twice a year. We send it to trade media, press contacts, private customers, selected specialist bookstores, and libraries in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Can I publish Open Access?
Tectum Verlag supports the opportunities offered by publishing in open access for the dissemination of current research results. In the age of Open Access, publishers play an important role in ensuring the quality of scientific publications and the best possible dissemination of research results to the scientific community and the public. We support your Open Access publications and will be happy to advise you on the choice of the appropriate license and publication option. As part of our Young Academics publication line, it is particularly important to us to support graduate students and young voices in science.
What funding opportunities are available?
There are also special funding opportunities for bachelor’s and master’s theses, on which we will be happy to advise you personally. With the publication of a scientific work, you are also entitled to the royalty of the VG Wort (if you are German citizen or of a member state of the European Union or of the European Economic Area or have a permanent residence in the Federal Republic of Germany and register at VG Wort). The Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort is an association that represents the interests of authors and collects fees from libraries for the multiple use of works. These are then distributed to the authors as a lump sum.
From which subject areas are titles published?
We publish scientific research results from the social sciences, humanities, economics and law. Learn more about the individual departments .