Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery publishes the best results in the field of clinical surgery and basic surgical research. The focus is on the highest level of clinical research and clinically relevant basic research. Published exclusively in English, the journal offers an international discussion forum for controlled results of clinical surgery. Most contributions are original articles that report clinical data from visceral, vascular and thoracic surgery, as well as traumatology and transplantation surgery. Endocrine surgery and proctology are also covered.
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery is the organ of the Congresses of the German Society of Surgery (GSS), and the official journal of a number of other professional and scholary societies.