OPUS - Repository for professors and academic staff

BIB 70-020

What you need to know

The OPUS (Online Publication System) is the institutional repository of HFU and enables free publication, permanent evidence and dissemination of university publications with and without full text.

You can enter publications published by yourself in OPUS. Your entries will not be visible immediately after entering them in OPUS, they will be activated manually by the OPUS administrators.

If you are interested in having your own publication list on your HFU website, please contact us by e-mail at opus-hfu(at)hs-furtwangen.de.

After publishing your entry in OPUS, changes are only possible via the administrators. Send your change request to: opus-hfu(at)hs-furtwangen.de.

What you have to do

  1. Go to the HFU libraries webpage and click on the green Library search button.

  2. Open OPUS.

  3. Select "Publish" on the menu.

  4. Select the appropriate document type for your work.

    • Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

  5. In the "Upload document(s)" field you can upload the full text of your document.

    • If no document is uploaded, the library checks whether the publication is available elsewhere and links the full text.
      The linking is not a second publication.

      Otherwise only the bibliographic data of the publication will be listed in OPUS.

    • For documents with multiple authors, the consent and publication rights of all authors are required. Please check in advance.

  6. Confirm that you have read and agree with the legal notice.

  7. Click "Continue to next step".

  8. The "Publish" input mask opens.

    • Please note that this input mask may vary for each document type. Fields may be missing or other fields may be added.
      As an example, here are the instructions for the document type Journal article (peer-reviewed):

  9. Select the language of the document content.

    • All language fields must be assigned uniformly, otherwise the entries cannot be saved.

  10. Enter the main title of your publication.

    • If a translation of the title should also be entered, click "Add another title".
      Enter the corresponding title in the additional field.

  11. Enter the abstract of your document in the "Abstract(s)" field.

    • If you would like to document the abstract in another language as well, click the "Add another abstract" button.

  12. All authors of the publication are entered in the "Authors" field. The first name is written out in full if possible, the last name is mandatory.

    • To enter multiple authors, click "Add another author".

  13. Enter the year of publication in the "Year of completion" field.

  14. In the "Title of parent work" field, enter the title of the journal in which your scientific paper was published.
    Example: Journal of Biomedical Engineering

    • For all conference publications (conference papers, proceedings, conference volumes), enter the exact name of the conference here, as well as the conference date and location.
      Example: International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering, September 19-23, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

  15. If possible, enter the volume and year of the journal in the "Volume" field.
    Example: 15.2020/ Vol. 5, 2018

  16. In the "Issue" field, enter the issue (issue number) of the journal, if possible.

  17. Indicate the first and last pages of your essay.

  18. The ISSN of the journal can be entered in the "ISSN" field.
    Example: 0141-5425

  19. The "Editor" field is NOT filled in the case of journal articles or conference publications.

  20. Enter the desired GND keywords in the "GND keywords" field.
    You can enter free keywords in the "Keyword(s)" field.

    • Additional GND keywords are entered using the "Add another GND keyword" button.

  21. Enter up to five keywords in the Keywords field.

    • Additional keywords are entered using the "Add another keyword" button.

  22. The field "DDC subject group" is NOT filled out.

  23. In the "Space for notes" field, you can enter any information that is important for their publication and for which you have not found a suitable field under "Comment".

    • Remarks are not publicly visible at first and will be entered into the corresponding fields or displayed in the remarks field by the OPUS administrators if necessary.

  24. If you want to post your document in full text, you should specify a license for the subsequent use of your document.
    If you are not posting full text, select "UrhG applies".

  25. In the "Access right" field, you can select whether the document should be accessible publicly or only within the university.

    • The access right refers exclusively to the full text.
      The metadata is always displayed.

  26. Click "Continue to next step".

  27. If you have filled in all mandatory fields completely, you will receive a summary of your entries at the end.
    Check your entries and finish the publishing process by selecting "Save document".

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