Journal characteristics

Founded in 1972, the journal Phlebologie has served for decades as the leading European peer-reviewed journal advancing knowledge in the field of venous disorders. As the official journal of the German and Swiss Societies of Phlebology it is the field’s most important scientific journal in the German speaking countries to date.

The journal publishes original and review articles on all aspects of the field as well as theme-oriented issues on new and emerging diagnostic procedures, therapies, or preventative medicine. The official guidelines of the German Society of Phlebology, which are considered as the standard of care recommendations, are published regularly in the journal. As an educational mandate for young phlebologists, the CME-certified journal includes sections such as “Education in Figures”, or series such as “How and when to use duplex ultrasound”.

Since 2013, all scientific articles are translated into English and published online as articles freely accessible to everyone.

All scientific manuscripts are strictly peer-reviewed in a blinded fashion by referees from the Scientific Editorial Board and other international renowned experts in their specific field of research and clinical expertise. In case of concerns regarding the statistical method, the article is additionally sent out to a medical statistician to review.

The journal strictly follows the ethical guidelines and recommendations provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and related organizations. Studies with humans or animals must adhere to the Declaration of Helsinki or the EU-Convention on the protection of animals. Clinical trials are expected to be registered with one of the approved databases and approved by an ethical committee. In clinical trials, patients must provide informed consent. The authors have to declare any possible conflicts of interest. If evidence of plagiarism is found (at least 25% similarity with an already published work without corresponding citation), the author has the chance for rebuttal.

Official organ of:
der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Phlebologie,
der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Phlebologie,
der AG Dermatologische Angiologie der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft and
des Berufsverbandes der Phlebologen e.V.
Target audience:
Phlebologists, dermatologists, angiologists

General information:
2017, volume 46 (6 issues annually) ISSN 0939-978X

T. Noppeney (responsible)
B. Kahle (responsible) 

Vorstand der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Phlebologie
Vorstand der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Phlebologie
Schattauer GmbH

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