Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery

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Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery  
Edited byMarkus W. Büchler
Publication details
Former name(s)
Archiv für Klinische Chirurgie, Langenbeck's Archiv für Chirurgie
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Langenbeck's Arch. Surg.
ISSN1435-2443 (print)
1435-2451 (web)
OCLC no.782075262

Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery (or in German, Langenbeck's Archiv für Chirurgie), established in 1860 as Archiv für Klinische Chirurgie by founding editor Bernhard von Langenbeck, is the oldest medical journal of surgery in the world.[1] It is the official journal of several European surgical societies: German Society of Surgery, German Society of General and Visceral Surgery, German Association of Endocrine Surgeons, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons, and the German, Austrian and Swiss Surgical Associations for Minimal Invasive Surgery. The journal is currently published by Springer Science+Business Media and the editor-in-chief is Markus W. Büchler (University of Heidelberg). The journal was original published in German, but is exclusively in English since 1998, when it obtained its current English title.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is indexed and abstracted in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 2.191.[2]


  1. ^ H. G. Beger (2010). "Archiv für Klinische Chirurgie to Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery: 1860–2010". Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery. 395 (suppl. 1): 3–12. doi:10.1007/s00423-010-0617-2.
  2. ^ "Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014.

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