Welcome to 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 >>

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


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Journal Metrics

SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2014) : 0.675; IPP (Impact per Publication) (2014) : 2.181; and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2014) : 0.992.


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Contents Volume 8  Issue 15  May 28, 2016
Retrospective Cohort Study
Hepatitis B surface antigen clearance in inactive hepatitis B surface antigen carriers treated with peginterferon alfa-2a  
Ming-Hui Li, Yao Xie, Lu Zhang, Yao Lu, Ge Shen, Shu-Ling Wu, Min Chang, Cai-Qin Mu, Lei-Ping Hu, Wen-Hao Hua, Shu-Jing Song, Shu-Feng Zhang, Jun Cheng, Dao-Zhen Xu
World J Hepatol 8(15):637-643. Published online May 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i15.637
Retrospective Study
Outcome analysis of management of liver trauma: A 10-year experience at a trauma center  
Wong Hoi She, Tan To Cheung, Wing Chiu Dai, Simon H Y Tsang, Albert C Y Chan, Daniel K H Tong, Gilberto K K Leung, Chung Mau Lo
World J Hepatol 8(15):644-648. Published online May 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i15.644
Observational Study
Hepatitis C virus infection in Argentina: Burden of chronic disease  
Ezequiel Ridruejo, Fernando Bessone, Jorge R Daruich, Chris Estes, Adrián C Gadano, Homie Razavi, Federico G Villamil, Marcelo O Silva
World J Hepatol 8(15):649-658. Published online May 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i15.649
Case Report
Host factors are dominant in the development of post-liver transplant non-alcoholic steatohepatitis  
Salih Boga, Armando Salim Munoz-Abraham, Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, Sukru H Emre, Dhanpat Jain, Michael L Schilsky
World J Hepatol 8(15):659-664. Published online May 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i15.659