Welcome to 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. For details, please see http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/VisitStatistics.aspx.


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 >>

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


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Journal Metrics

According to the 2014 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters (ISI), the 2014 impact factor for WJG is 2.369, ranking 41 among 76 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology. SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2014) : 0.785; IPP (Impact per Publication) (2014) : 2.523; and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2014) : 1.089.


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

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Contents Volume 22  Issue 21  June 7, 2016
Surgical dilemmas in the management of colorectal liver metastases: The role of timing  
Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Gregory Kouraklis
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):4963-4965. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.4963
Topic Highlight
How important is donor age in liver transplantation?  
Alberto Lué, Estela Solanas, Pedro Baptista, Sara Lorente, Juan J Araiz, Agustin Garcia-Gil, M Trinidad Serrano
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):4966-4976. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.4966
Current status of laparoscopic and robotic ventral mesh rectopexy for external and internal rectal prolapse  
Jan J van Iersel, Tim J C Paulides, Paul M Verheijen, John W Lumley, Ivo A M J Broeders, Esther C J Consten
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):4977-4987. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.4977
Basic Study
Multiorgan chronic inflammatory hepatobiliary pancreatic murine model deficient in tumor necrosis factor receptors 1 and 2  
Helieh S Oz
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):4988-4998. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.4988
Phosalone-induced inflammation and oxidative stress in the colon: Evaluation and treatment  
Seyedeh Farnaz Ghasemi-Niri, Faheem Maqbool, Maryam Baeeri, Mahdi Gholami, Mohammad Abdollahi
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):4999-5011. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.4999
CdSe/ZnS quantum dots induce photodynamic effects and cytotoxicity in pancreatic cancer cells  
Si-Jia He, Jia Cao, Yong-Sheng Li, Jia-Chun Yang, Min Zhou, Chun-Ying Qu, Yi Zhang, Feng Shen, Ying Chen, Ming-Ming Li, Lei-Ming Xu
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5012-5022. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5012
Interleukin-22 ameliorates acute severe pancreatitis-associated lung injury in mice  
Ying-Ying Qiao, Xiao-Qin Liu, Chang-Qin Xu, Zheng Zhang, Hong-Wei Xu
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5023-5032. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5023
125I-labeled anti-bFGF monoclonal antibody inhibits growth of hepatocellular carcinoma  
Peng-Hui Hu, Lan-Hong Pan, Patrick Ting-Yat Wong, Wen-Hui Chen, Yan-Qing Yang, Hong Wang, Jun-Jian Xiang, Meng Xu
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5033-5041. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5033
Transarterial administration of integrin inhibitor loaded nanoparticles combined with transarterial chemoembolization for treating hepatocellular carcinoma in a rat model  
Jun Qian, Elsie Oppermann, Andreas Tran, Ulli Imlau, Kun Qian, Thomas Josef Vogl
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5042-5049. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5042
Case Control Study
Danish cohort of monozygotic inflammatory bowel disease twins: Clinical characteristics and inflammatory activity  
Frederik Trier Moller, Lina Knudsen, Marcus Harbord, Jack Satsangi, Hannah Gordon, Lene Christiansen, Kaare Christensen, Tine Jess, Vibeke Andersen
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5050-5059. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5050
Serum Helicobacter pylori KatA and AhpC antibodies as novel biomarkers for gastric cancer  
Bing Zhang, Hai-Lin Li, Qing Fan, Fang Guo, Xi-Yun Ren, Hai-Bo Zhou, Ji-Wei Zhu, Ya-Shuang Zhao, Wen-Jing Tian
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5060-5067. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5060
Retrospective Cohort Study
Endoscopy-based management decreases the risk of postoperative recurrences in Crohn’s disease  
Anne-Laure Boucher, Bruno Pereira, Stéphanie Decousus, Marion Goutte, Felix Goutorbe, Anne Dubois, Johan Gagniere, Corinne Borderon, Juliette Joubert, Denis Pezet, Michel Dapoigny, Pierre J Déchelotte, Gilles Bommelaer, Anthony Buisson
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5068-5078. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5068
Ulcerative colitis patients in clinical remission demonstrate correlations between fecal immunochemical test results, mucosal healing, and risk of relapse  
Asuka Nakarai, Jun Kato, Sakiko Hiraoka, Shiho Takashima, Daisuke Takei, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Yuusaku Sugihara, Masahiro Takahara, Keita Harada, Hiroyuki Okada
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5079-5087. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5079
Retrospective Study
Blood neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio predicts survival after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: A propensity score-based analysis  
Hao-Jie Yang, Zhe Guo, Yu-Ting Yang, Jing-Hang Jiang, Ya-Peng Qi, Ji-Jia Li, Le-Qun Li, Bang-De Xiang
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5088-5095. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5088
Observational Study
Serum adipokines might predict liver histology findings in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  
Raika Jamali, Mohsen Razavizade, Abbas Arj, Mohammad Hossein Aarabi
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5096-5103. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5096
Prospective Study
Usefulness of portal vein pressure for predicting the effects of tolvaptan in cirrhotic patients  
Ai Nakagawa, Masanori Atsukawa, Akihito Tsubota, Chisa Kondo, Tomomi Okubo, Taeang Arai, Norio Itokawa, Yoshiyuki Narahara, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5104-5113. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5104
Randomized Controlled Trial
Suppository naproxen reduces incidence and severity of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: Randomized controlled trial  
Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Farahnaz Joukar, Zahra Taherzadeh, Homayoon Sokhanvar, Tolou Hasandokht
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5114-5121. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5114
Contemporary meta-analysis of short-term probiotic consumption on gastrointestinal transit  
Larry E Miller, Angela K Zimmermann, Arthur C Ouwehand
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5122-5131. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5122
Case Report
Modified single transluminal gateway transcystic multiple drainage technique for a huge infected walled-off pancreatic necrosis: A case report  
Kosuke Minaga, Masayuki Kitano, Hajime Imai, Kentaro Yamao, Ken Kamata, Takeshi Miyata, Tomohiko Matsuda, Shunsuke Omoto, Kumpei Kadosaka, Tomoe Yoshikawa, Masatoshi Kudo
World J Gastroenterol 22(21):5132-5136. Published online Jun 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.5132