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Dissertations are publications that are impacted by outside sources to an enormous extent not only because they are filed nationally and internationally, but also because they are disseminated through the exchange of written works by the university library. As a general rule, it usually takes several years for the interested audience to take notice of dissertations, unless they are featured in popular journals or the mass media. This makes it necessary to structure dissertations not only in terms of their content, but also formally to where – as intended by the authors and the university – they create a large impact.
In the context of a reorientation on behalf of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna and the launching of a new dissertation series with a new publisher it is recommended to design dissertations innovatively and yet conform with the specifications of the university and to furthermore facilitate the composition for the authors by providing assistance. Consequently, the recommendations for the layout are not only helpful for the University but also in particular for the authors and we would like to invite all researchers of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna to disseminate this content throughout their operative circles.
The layout of dissertations according to this format is a requirement for the printing sponsored by the university – currently planned for 10% of all dissertations- , and a general recommendation for all dissertations that are not published as part of this series.
We welcome comments and suggestions on how to improve. Please direct your feedback concerning documents to: hermine.roth(at)boku.ac.at.
University representative for dissertation prints as part of the series "Dissertations of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna":
Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Winfried E.H. Blum
Department for Forest and Soil Sciences
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
Peter Jordan-Strasse 82, A-1190 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 47654-3100, winfried.blum(at)boku.ac.at
Information concerning the publisher can be obtained via:
Dr. Susanna Harringer
Editorial office Verlag Guthmann-Peterson
Elßlergasse 17, A-1130 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 8770426, Fax: +43 1 8764004
BOKU-Dissertations within Verlag Guthmann-Peterson:
The PDF documents can be downloaded here from the list below:
Guideline for writing dissertations; mandatory for all publications as a part of the series and a general recommendation for all other dissertations
Feedback concerning the manual, p.14, by dean Elisabeth Scheidl:
"When you submit ”normal“ dissertations for approval that are not part of the series you are required to submit four (instead of five as indicated in the text) copies of your work."
Answers for questions concerning the composition: