Zentralsterilisation - Central Service is a professional journal for all aspects of sterile supply. It contains original articles, reviews, recommendations, guidelines, reports from the field as well as short communications and letters.
Manuscripts already published or submitted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered for publication. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. Evaluation criteria differ depending on the manuscript category (e.g. reports from the field, original articles). Upon acceptance for publication, copyright of the article is transferred to mhp-Verlag GmbH. The designated principal author will receive proofs for final approval and fifty offprints of the published article free of charge.
The preparation of scientific papers should essentially be in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Ann Intern Med 1997; 126: 36-47). The language of the journal is German and English. Manuscripts should be sent directly to the Production Editor and submitted in an electronic format (disk or e-mail) along with the paper print-outs.
Articles should include a title page with the names, academic degrees and addresses of all authors, German abstract, English summary, and keywords. The text of scientific articles should be composed of Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments ( if applicable) and References. Articles other than scientific papers may have a different outline, but should always contain a summary. Figures should be professional drawings, high-quality print-outs (black/white), glossy photographs or slides. All figures and tables must be mentioned in the text and be supplied on separate pages together with a short caption.
References must be listed in the numerical order of their appearance in the text (not alphabetically!). Use the following format for references:
Information on the scope of the journal can be found on a separate page.
More detailed information for the various manuscript categories are available from the publisher upon request.