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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 three issues per month (36 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
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Clara Balsano, PhD, Professor; Wan-Long Chuang, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor


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.


1948-5182 (online)

Quality of life after liver transplantation: State of the art  
Louis Onghena, Wouter Develtere, Carine Poppe, Anja Geerts, Roberto Troisi, Aude Vanlander, Frederik Berrevoet, Xavier Rogiers, Hans Van Vlierberghe, Xavier Verhelst
World J Hepatol 8(18):749-756. Published online Jun 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i18.749
Retrospective Study
Clinical characteristics and progression of liver abscess caused by toxocara  
Kyung Ho Ha, Jung Eun Song, Byung Seok Kim, Chang Hyeong Lee
World J Hepatol 8(18):757-761. Published online Jun 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i18.757
Evidence-Based Medicine
Treating chronic hepatitis B virus: Chinese physicians’ awareness of the 2010 guidelines  
Lai Wei, Ji-Dong Jia, Xin-Hua Weng, Xiao-Guang Dou, Jia-Ji Jiang, Hong Tang, Qin Ning, Qing-Qing Dai, Run-Qin Li, Jie Liu
World J Hepatol 8(18):762-769. Published online Jun 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i18.762
Transarterial radioembolization vs chemoembolization for hepatocarcinoma patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Antonio Facciorusso, Gaetano Serviddio, Nicola Muscatiello
World J Hepatol 8(18):770-778. Published online Jun 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i18.770
Case Report
Atypical presentation of a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: A case report and review of the literature  
Casey M Luckhurst, Chelsey Perez, Amy L Collinsworth, Jose G Trevino
World J Hepatol 8(18):779-784. Published online Jun 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i18.779