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Welcome to the World Journal of Hepatology

The World Journal of Hepatology (WJH) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of hepatology.  It was launched on October 31, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage hepatologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJH 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 WJH 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 WJH’s acceptance rate: 51%. Submit here >>

2016 Published Issues
Editors-in-Chief

Clara Balsano, PhD, Professor; Wan-Long Chuang, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

PubMed, PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2015): 0.858; IPP (Impact per Publication) (2015): 2.730; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2015): 1.206.

ISSN

1948-5182 (online)

Review
Cirrhosis and autoimmune liver disease: Current understanding  
Rodrigo Liberal, Charlotte R Grant
World J Hepatol 8(28):1157-1168. Published online Oct 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i28.1157
Current status of diagnosis and treatment of hepatic echinococcosis  
Memmet Mihmanli, Ufuk Oguz Idiz, Cemal Kaya, Uygar Demir, Ozgur Bostanci, Sinan Omeroglu, Emre Bozkurt
World J Hepatol 8(28):1169-1181. Published online Oct 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i28.1169
Minireviews
Management of refractory ascites in cirrhosis: Are we out of date?  
Alagappan Annamalai, Lauren Wisdom, Megan Herada, Mazen Nourredin, Walid Ayoub, Vinay Sundaram, Andrew Klein, Nicholas Nissen
World J Hepatol 8(28):1182-1193. Published online Oct 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i28.1182
Basic Study
DNA methylation of angiotensin II receptor gene in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis-related liver fibrosis  
Kiyoshi Asada, Yosuke Aihara, Hiroaki Takaya, Ryuichi Noguchi, Tadashi Namisaki, Kei Moriya, Masakazu Uejima, Mitsuteru Kitade, Tsuyoshi Mashitani, Kosuke Takeda, Hideto Kawaratani, Yasushi Okura, Kosuke Kaji, Akitoshi Douhara, Yasuhiko Sawada, Norihisa Nishimura, Kenichiro Seki, Akira Mitoro, Junichi Yamao, Hitoshi Yoshiji
World J Hepatol 8(28):1194-1199. Published online Oct 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i28.1194
Retrospective Study
Impaired liver function attenuates liver regeneration and hypertrophy after portal vein embolization  
Yumiko Kageyama, Takashi Kokudo, Katsumi Amikura, Yoshihiro Miyazaki, Amane Takahashi, Hirohiko Sakamoto
World J Hepatol 8(28):1200-1204. Published online Oct 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i28.1200