AIMS AND SCOPE
World Journal of Gastroenterology (World J Gastroenterol, WJG, print ISSN 1007-9327, online ISSN 2219-2840, DOI: 10.3748) is a peer-reviewed open access (OA) medical journal. WJG was established on October 1, 1995. It is published weekly on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th each month. The WJG Editorial Board consists of 1316 experts in gastroenterology and hepatology from 64 countries.
The primary task of WJG is to rapidly publish high-quality original articles, reviews, and commentaries in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal oncology, gastrointestinal radiation oncology, gastrointestinal imaging, gastrointestinal interventional therapy, gastrointestinal infectious diseases, gastrointestinal pharmacology, gastrointestinal pathophysiology, gastrointestinal pathology, evidence-based medicine in gastroenterology, pancreatology, gastrointestinal laboratory medicine, gastrointestinal molecular biology, gastrointestinal immunology, gastrointestinal microbiology, gastrointestinal genetics, gastrointestinal translational medicine, gastrointestinal diagnostics, and gastrointestinal therapeutics. WJG is dedicated to become an influential and prestigious journal in gastroenterology and hepatology, to promote the development of above disciplines, and to improve the diagnostic and therapeutic skill and expertise of clinicians.
WJG is published by Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG) in both electronic and online forms. All WJG articles are published in WJG website and PubMed Central. The major advantages of OA journals are faster release and delivery, no page or graph restrictions, and increased visibility, usage and impact. Full-text PDF articles and electronic/online versions are freely available to global readers. After the paper is published, the author(s) can obtain high-quality PDF files, which contain the journal cover, a list of editorial board members, table of contents, text, and back cover of the journal.
WJG is now indexed in Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, and Digital Object Identifier. According to the 2011 ISI Journal Citation Reports, WJG has an impact factor of 2.471 (ranking the 32nd among 74 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology), total cites of 16,951 (7/74), current articles of 677 (1/74), and Eigenfactor score of 0.06035 (5/74).
BPG has a strong professional editorial team composed of editorial board members, editors-in-chief, science editors, language editors, and electronic editors. BPG currently publishes 42 OA clinical medical journals, including 41 in English, has a total of 15, 471 editorial board members or peer reviewers, and is a world first-class publisher.
NAME OF JOURNAL
World Journal of Gastroenterology
October 1, 1995
Ferruccio Bonino, MD, PhD, Professor of Gastroenterology, Director of Liver and Digestive Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Director of General Medicine 2 Unit University Hospital of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56124 Pisa, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Myung-Hwan Kim, MD, PhD, Professor, Head, Department of Gastroenterology, Director, Center for Biliary Diseases, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 388-1 Pungnap-2dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, South Korea. email@example.com
Kjell Öberg, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Endocrine Oncology, Uppsala University Hospital, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden. firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt D Rutter, MBBS, MD, FRCP, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Senior Lecturer, Director, Tees Bowel Cancer Screening Centre, University Hospital of North Tees, Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland TS19 8PE, United Kingdom. email@example.com
Andrzej S Tarnawski, MD, PhD, DSc (Med), Professor of Medicine, Chief Gastroenterology, VA Long Beach Health Care System, University of California, Irvine, CA, 5901 E. Seventh Str., Long Beach, CA 90822, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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