Founded in 1870 as "Archiv für Gynaekologie", Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics has a long and outstanding tradition. Since 1922 the journal has been the Organ of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe. "The Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics" is circulated in over 40 countries world wide and is indexed in "PubMed/Medline" and "Science Citation Index Expanded/Journal Citation Report".

The journal publishes invited and submitted reviews; peer-reviewed original articles about clinical topics and basic research as well as news and views and guidelines and position statements from all sub-specialties in gynecology and obstetrics.

  • Originally founded in 1870; continues its long tradition of excellence
  • Covers all sub-specialties of gynecology and obstetrics
  • Offers peer-reviewed original articles, invited and submitted reviews, news and views as well as guidelines and position statements
  • 97% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Olaf Ortmann
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.199 (2018)
Impact factor
2.007 (2018)
Five year impact factor
38 days
Submission to first decision
140 days
Submission to acceptance
397,694 (2019)
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    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • 150 Year Anniversary

    This year, the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics celebrates its 150th anniversary of publication. The journal has changed a lot since, 1890, with the very first paper published in the German language and in a print edition. Now, the journal publishes widely in English and is available online--something it’s creators probably could not even have imagined 150 years ago.

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