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GebFra in eRef App

Nutzen Sie als GebFra-Abonnent Ihr Abo in der eRef App:

  • Sie können die GebFra bequem offline lesen – laden Sie sich einfach die Ausgaben auf Ihr Smartphone/Tablet.
  • Die eRef App ist eine native App für Android und iOS – sie kann mit Smartphones/Tablets wie z. B. dem iPhone und dem iPad benutzt werden.
  • Ab sofort steht Ihnen die ausgefeilte eRef-Suche zur Verfügung.
  • Sämtliche Thieme Zeitschriften, die Sie abonniert haben, bündelt die eRef App für Sie an einer Stelle.

So geht's

Hier erfahren Sie, wie Sie Ihr GebFra-Abo in der eRef App freischalten:

Ihr Veranstaltungstermin

Auf Ihre Veranstaltung zum Thema Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe können Sie tagesaktuell online über unsere Community für Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde hinweisen. Einfach auf unten stehenden Link klicken, Formular ausfüllen, abschicken, fertig!

Authors‘ Guidelines

Dear author,

please note: We only accept articles that have not yet been published or submitted elsewhere.

If the content of the paper has already been presented orally at a conference, you should note this with reference to the type, place and time of the conference.

The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the other authors mentioned agree to the publication in the submitted version.

By accepting the manuscript, the publisher acquires rights of use for the duration of the legal term of protection.

Author's guidelines especially for "GebFra Science"

Authors of original works, reviews and guidelines 
Please submit your manuscript via ScholarOne Manuscripts™ online manuscript submission:

Authors of guidelines and statements
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the DGGG Guidelines Office:

Author's notes especially for "GebFra Magazine"

Authors of letters to the editor
Please send your manuscript directly to

Authors of articles for "Aktuell diskutiert"
"Aktuell diskutiert" is a German language section of invited papers related to topical discussions and opinions. If you want to suggest a paper, please write to

Authors of articles for "Der interessante Fall" 
"Der interessante Fall" is a German language section with medical use cases. If you want to suggest a paper, please contact the editorial staff at

Authors of articles for "Study Discuss" 
In this German language section national, ongoing or upcoming clinical trials are briefly presented. If you want to submit a 1 to 2-page profile of the study, please contact the editorial staff at
Please find the guideline for authors here.

General guidelines for authors

In addition to the specific author guidelines of the "GebFra", please note the following general author guidelines:

Scientific Publications (PDF)

The following document will give you a quick overview of the correct citation of literature in Thieme journals:

Quoting correctly (PDF)

If you are working with a citation management software (Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley), please use the Output Style "Thieme-German". It is available in the respective software or simply download it in our Authors' Lounge.

Figures: rights of use / copyright / personal rights

Unfortunately, we cannot accept images that have already been published in books, journals, or electronic products of other publishers. That is because it is almost impossible to obtain the necessary rights of use even when licensing fees are paid. Therefore, please do not pay any licensing fees (e.g. to "RightsLink" / Copyright Clearance Center). Standard license contracts from "Creative Commons" are unfortunately also insufficient for our purposes. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the use of images.

The personal rights of people who are recognizable on images must be protected. Please provide a written consent form for publication signed by every recognizable person. For persons under 18 years of age / persons supervised, please provide the signature of both parents / the legal guardian / supervisor. A suitable declaration of consent form can be obtained in our authors' lounge.

We cannot accept or store illustrations in which personal data of third parties are included. Please submit images in completely anonymous form, free of personal data only!

Such data may not only be directly visible in the image (e.g., a patient name or a date of birth in an X-ray image); they can also be included in the metadata of the image, which is accessible with the appropriate software. They may also be obscured by a cropping feature (such as Powerpoint or Word), but can be made visible underneath. If you have questions about data protection regulations, please contact us before submitting your manuscript.

File formats

Please submit your material in the following form:

  • Text and tables: MS Word (*.doc, *.docx)
  • Figures: each figure as separate image file (*.jpg, *.tif, *.png), for drawings and graphics also MS Word or Powerpoint. Minimum resolution: 300 dpi at 8,5 cm width (1000 pixel width)
  • Videos: preferred file format *.mp4, *.avi or *.mov, file size max. 5 MB per video
  • Audio files: preferred file format *.wav
  • For structuring the main text, you may use up to 3 levels of headings (in decimal numeration). Please do not use frames, text boxes, coloured or italicized text.
  • The text may contain enumerations in max. 3 levels.


Please indicate a possible conflicts of interest by downloading the following document, filling it in and signing it and sending it to the publisher:

Declaration of conflicts of interest (PDF)

If you submit photos of recognizable persons (e.g. patients, employees, colleagues), we require a written declaration of consent from these persons (in the case of children also from both legal guardians).

◾ You will find the forms for this - as well as some others - in our Authors' Lounge.

Author's proofs, approval and Electronic reprint for personal use

The corresponding author will receive the galley proofs as a PDF file. The corresponding author is fully responsible for the correctness of the final version that he / she accepts and releases for publication. After sending in the copyright transfer agreement, changes by the authors are no longer possible.

After publication, the corresponding author receives a free electronic reprint (PDF file). Authors may use it for the professional exchange with colleagues and are free to upload the file on their personal homepage. Please note that all further use of this PDF is subject to approval by the publisher. Especially any commercial use or deposition of the file in repositories (e.g. document servers of libraries and other institutions) is prohibited.