The Publication Process

The kassel university press (kup) publishing house supports you during all the stages of publication. We have provided an example of how the publication process can proceed below. We will coordinate the details for your publication with you individually. 

If you have a specific publication project and belong to an authorised target group, please first complete the publication enquiry. We will then prepare a non-binding quotation on the basis of this information. Please note that we can only offer a limited range of bindings, types of paper and cover versions because we are a small university publishing house.

Note: You can also use our costing tool to query the costs yourself at any time, providing the relevant information.

If you wish to publish something in one of our series, please first contact the editor. We are happy to help you with all general questions and information about the range of services at kassel university press (kup). Contact details

If you decide to have something published at kup, we will draw up a publishing contract that specifies the major data of the publication project (number of pages, format, paper, scope of services, obligations).

You can also already send us a manuscript version of your publication project, which you have formatted in line with the specifications. We will check the file and provide feedback about any adjustments and corrections that are required for the best possible printing product (checks for formal, typographical and layout errors).

You can choose the cover for your book for individual publications. We have a set of covers available outside our series of publications and we can adapt one for you. The layout in our series of publications is specified in advance. Simple adjustments to the series covers or existing covers are charged at a general rate; the graphic artist’s costs are directly forwarded to you for individual covers.

After the manuscript has been finally formatted, we have a proof copy printed and send it to you for examination and approval for printing. If fairly major corrections make a second proof copy necessary, these charges will be calculated in addition.

Once approval for printing has been provided, the publication is completed and sent to you and other addresses, if necessary (series editors, the Thesis Office, the German National Library). We only publish the copies that you require at this time and the obligatory copies. Your publication is also:


  • made available as a print edition to the stationary and Online book trade. This takes place as print-on-demand via our printing and sales partner
  • made available free of charge as an e-book with a free licence via our KOBRA publication server (Open Access). This means that research can be conducted in the e-book via the University Library’s KARLA catalogue portal and various academic and non-academic search engines (BASE, OAIster Google Scholar, MSN, Bing, MetaGer, Qwant, Google). The printed publication is given an ISBN and the digital version a DOI.