Technical University of Munich

University Library of the Technical University of Munich

Academic Library · Germany

TUM.University Press

Katharina Markgraf, Coordination TUM.University Press
Phone: +49 89-289-28192

Program Overview

TUM.University Press offers scientists of the TUM support in the publication of their research results. The range of publications includes dissertations, conference proceedings and textbooks covering all disciplines represented at TUM. The publisher provides advice to authors and ensures that publications are uniform and visually attractive. Books can be published both digitally (Open Access) and in print, facilitating broad visibility.
  • Publishing activities began: 2018
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: German, English, Arabic, Chinese

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 2
  • Individual people: 7
  • Students: Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 10
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 1


Top Publications:
  • Measured Building Survey (textbook)
  • Circular Economy (proceedings)
  • Der Gasbehälter als Bautypus (thesis)
  • Pioneers Shape the World of Technology (TUM Insights)
  • Rank Codes (textbook)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Architecture
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Mechanical engineering
  • History of the institution


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
    We cooperate with the repository mediaTUM and publish all our Open-Access-publications there.
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    Sometimes chairs or the president's office publish on their own, we are not involved.
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Publications of scientists from the Technical Universtiy of Munich; publications concerning the history of the Technical University of Munich.
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • locally developed software
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • image services
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
  • metadata
  • print-on-demand
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion


Additional Information

Last Year:
We are currently working on establishing an OJS-platform to publish journals.
Future Plans:
We are restructuring our publishing portfolio to better fit to the needs of the authors.