MACAU is the Open Access Repository of Kiel University (CAU). Via the service operated by the university library, primarily scientific works from the personal, institutional and thematic context of CAU are made globally visible in digital form, accessible free of charge and usable in the long term.
Use MACAU as a reader
The search function allows you to search for specific titles using the bibliographic metadata and various filter settings. In addition, the available works are searchable in full text. Using the preview, you can take a direct look at the titles, which can also be downloaded, as well as the associated bibliographic metadata. Information on the (re-)use and reproduction of the works is shown in an info box.
Using MACAU as an author or editor
If you are an author or editor and would like to make works available and archive them via MACAU, please read our guidelines first. Frequently asked questions can also be found here, or you can contact the MACAU team directly.
Four steps to publishing your work:
Log in/register an account
In order to publish your work on the repository, you must first register as a user. You do this with your personal user ID, which you have received from the Computing Centre (employee ID according to the pattern suabc123). As a student, or if you do not have an employee ID, you can register a personal account.
Check legal aspects of publication rights
It is important that you check legal aspects before publishing. You must grant the University Library a (simple) right of exploitation according to copyright legislation for the storage/archiving and making accessible of your work. You do this at the end of the publication process before release by means of a publication agreement. However, you can only grant the right of exploitation for those parts of the work for which you yourself are the copyright holder. For all other parts originating from third parties - e.g. co-editors, co-authors, used external image material - the consent of the persons concerned must be obtained in advance for electronic publication at MACAU. Furthermore, it must be checked whether you have already granted rights of use to your work elsewhere (e.g. to journals or publishers). If this is the case, a declaration of consent for secondary publication/self-archiving may also be necessary.
Submitting a work to MACAU
If you would like to publish a dissertation (doctoral thesis) written at the CAU at MACAU, please select the path 'Publish dissertation' and follow the steps indicated there. For all other electronic publications, please choose the path 'Publish digitally'.
First you will be asked to enter the metadata for your publication. Then you have to upload the document. Once you have submitted everything to the University Library, a member of staff will check it for completeness and formal correctness. If no corrections are necessary, you will receive a publication agreement.
Publish the work
As soon as you have sent your signed publication agreement to the University Library, your work will be released and made accessible to the public. You will then receive the countersigned publication agreement back by e-mail.