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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastroenterology

The World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG) is an academic journal that publishes review articles and articles describing original research (basic or clinical) in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal surgery, and gastrointestinal endoscopy. With the aim of advancing knowledge in each of these fields, the WJG gives topical priority to related major diseases and their clinical management; frequently published disease topics are gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and liver transplantation. All articles published in the WJG comply with the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the requirements of Academic Rules and Norms. No restrictions are imposed on numbers of words, figures (color, B/W), tables or references for any articles published in the WJG, allowing authors to tell a whole story. The WJG readership audience is global, representing 221 countries and regions, with an average number of 55,000 visits to the online journal per day. 

We encourage gastroenterologists and hepatologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJG describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJG are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJG’s acceptance rate: 35%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief

Damian Garcia-Olmo, MD,PhD, Director,Doctor,Professor,Surgeon; Stephen Strom, PhD, Professor; Andrzej Tarnawski, MD,DSc,PhD, Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

Science Citation Index Expanded(Web of Science), Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Journal Citation Reports, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, and PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

The 2015 edition of Journal Citation Reports® released by Thomson Reuters (ISI) cites the 2015 impact factor for WJG as 2.787 (5-year impact factor: 2.848), ranking WJG as 38 among 78 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology (quartile in category Q2). SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2015): 1.076; IPP (Impact per Publication) (2015): 2.850; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2015): 1.137; and CiteScore(2015)3.20.

ISSN

1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)

Editorial
Follow-up after curative resection for gastric cancer: Is it time to tailor it?  
Paolo Aurello, Niccolò Petrucciani, Laura Antolino, Diego Giulitti, Francesco D'Angelo, Giovanni Ramacciato
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3379-3387. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3379
Cautiously using natural medicine to treat liver problems  
Fei Xiong, Yong-Song Guan
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3388-3395. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3388
Review
Renin angiotensin system in liver diseases: Friend or foe?  
Ana Cristina Simões e Silva, Aline S Miranda, Natália P Rocha, Antônio L Teixeira
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3396-3406. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3396
Relationship between adipose tissue dysfunction, vitamin D deficiency and the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  
Flavia A Cimini, Ilaria Barchetta, Simone Carotti, Laura Bertoccini, Marco G Baroni, Umberto Vespasiani-Gentilucci, Maria-Gisella Cavallo, Sergio Morini
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3407-3417. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3407
Recent advances in the management of pruritus in chronic liver diseases  
Kazuto Tajiri, Yukihiro Shimizu
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3418-3426. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3418
Basic Study
Oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in a normal colon epithelial cell line  
Nandakumar Packiriswamy, Kari F Coulson, Susan J Holcombe, Lorraine M Sordillo
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3427-3439. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3427
Role of AXL in invasion and drug resistance of colon and breast cancer cells and its association with p53 alterations  
Wael M Abdel-Rahman, Noura A Al-khayyal, Vidhya A Nair, S R Aravind, Maha Saber-Ayad
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3440-3448. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3440
Effects of heme oxygenase-1-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on microcirculation and energy metabolism following liver transplantation  
Liu Yang, Zhong-Yang Shen, Rao-Rao Wang, Ming-Li Yin, Wei-Ping Zheng, Bin Wu, Tao Liu, Hong-Li Song
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3449-3467. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3449
Diabetes recurrence after metabolic surgeries correlates with re-impaired insulin sensitivity rather than beta-cell function  
Teng Liu, Ming-Wei Zhong, Yi Liu, Dong Sun, Meng Wei, Xin Huang, Yu-Gang Cheng, Qun-Zheng Wu, Dong Wu, Xiao-Qian Zhang, Ke-Xin Wang, San-Yuan Hu, Shao-Zhuang Liu
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3468-3479. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3468
Case Control Study
Polymorphisms of microRNA target genes IL12B, INSR, CCND1 and IL10 in gastric cancer  
Vytenis Petkevicius, Violeta Salteniene, Simonas Juzenas, Thomas Wex, Alexander Link, Marcis Leja, Ruta Steponaitiene, Jurgita Skieceviciene, Limas Kupcinskas, Laimas Jonaitis, Gediminas Kiudelis, Peter Malfertheiner, Juozas Kupcinskas
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3480-3487. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3480
Insulin-like growth factor-1, IGF binding protein-3, and the risk of esophageal cancer in a nested case-control study  
Yasushi Adachi, Masanori Nojima, Mitsuru Mori, Kentaro Yamashita, Hiro-o Yamano, Hiroshi Nakase, Takao Endo, Kenji Wakai, Kiyomi Sakata, Akiko Tamakoshi
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3488-3495. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3488
Retrospective Cohort Study
Tumor-associated autoantibodies are useful biomarkers in immunodiagnosis of α-fetoprotein-negative hepatocellular carcinoma  
Ting Wang, Mei Liu, Su-Jun Zheng, Dan-Dan Bian, Jin-Yan Zhang, Jia Yao, Qing-Fen Zheng, A-Meng Shi, Wen-Han Li, Lu Li, Yu Chen, Jin-Hai Wang, Zhong-Ping Duan, Lei Dong
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3496-3504. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3496
Observational Study
Clinical course of ulcerative colitis patients who develop acute pancreatitis  
Jong Wook Kim, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Tae Jun Song, Myung-Hwan Kim, Ho-Su Lee, Byong Duk Ye, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3505-3512. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3505
Relationship between use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and irritable bowel syndrome: A population-based cohort study  
Wan-Tzu Lin, Yi-Jun Liao, Yen-Chun Peng, Chung-Hsin Chang, Ching-Heng Lin, Hong-Zen Yeh, Chi-Sen Chang
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3513-3521. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3513
Laparoscopic management of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A retrospective 10-year single-center experience  
Guan-Qun Liao, Tao Chen, Xiao-Long Qi, Yan-Feng Hu, Hao Liu, Jiang Yu, Guo-Xin Li
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3522-3529. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3522
Prospective Study
Short health scale: A valid measure of health-related quality of life in Korean-speaking patients with inflammatory bowel disease  
Soo-Kyung Park, Bong Min Ko, Hyeon Jeong Goong, Jeong Yeon Seo, Sang Hyuk Lee, Hae Lim Baek, Moon Sung Lee, Dong Il Park
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3530-3537. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3530
Continuing episodes of pain in recurrent acute pancreatitis: Prospective follow up on a standardised protocol with drugs and pancreatic endotherapy  
C Ganesh Pai, M Ganesh Kamath, Mamatha V Shetty, Annamma Kurien
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3538-3545. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3538
Nissen fundoplication vs proton pump inhibitors for laryngopharyngeal reflux based on pH-monitoring and symptom-scale  
Chao Zhang, Zhi-Wei Hu, Chao Yan, Qiong Wu, Ji-Min Wu, Xing Du, Dian-Gang Liu, Tao Luo, Fei Li, Zhong-Gao Wang
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3546-3555. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3546
Diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis is easily missed  
Kodjo-Kunale Abassa, Xian-Yi Lin, Jie-Ying Xuan, Hao-Xiong Zhou, Yun-Wei Guo
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3556-3564. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3556
Case Report
Fecal microbiota transplantation cured epilepsy in a case with Crohn’s disease: The first report  
Zhi He, Bo-Ta Cui, Ting Zhang, Pan Li, Chu-Yan Long, Guo-Zhong Ji, Fa-Ming Zhang
World J Gastroenterol 23(19):3565-3568. Published online May 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i19.3565