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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 (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
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)

Minireviews
Role of nitric oxide in liver transplantation: Should it be routinely used?  
Kyota Fukazawa, John D Lang
World J Hepatol 8(34):1489-1496. Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1489
Case Control Study
Fractional excretion of sodium in hepatorenal syndrome: Clinical and pathological correlation  
Ali A Alsaad, Hani M Wadei
World J Hepatol 8(34):1497-1501. Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1497
Retrospective Study
Resection margin influences the outcome of patients with bilobar colorectal liver metastases  
Sara Di Carlo, Derek Yeung, Jamie Mills, Abed Zaitoun, Iain Cameron, Dhanny Gomez
World J Hepatol 8(34):1502-1510. Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1502
On-treatment quantitative hepatitis B e antigen predicted response to nucleos(t)ide analogues in chronic hepatitis B  
Yu-Hua Gao, Qing-Hua Meng, Zhan-Qing Zhang, Ping Zhao, Qing-Hua Shang, Quan Yuan, Yao Li, Juan Deng, Tong Li, Xue-En Liu, Hui Zhuang
World J Hepatol 8(34):1511-1520. Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1511
Observational Study
Seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Honiara Solomon Islands, 2015  
Aneley Getahun, Margaret Baekalia, Nixon Panda, Alice Lee, Elliot Puiahi, Sabiha Khan, Donald Tahani, Doris Manongi
World J Hepatol 8(34):1521-1528. Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1521
Prospective Study
Prevalence and risk factors of acute-on-chronic liver failure in a single center from Argentina  
Cristian Dominguez, Eugenia Romero, Jorgelina Graciano, Jose Luis Fernandez, Luis Viola
World J Hepatol 8(34):1529-1534. Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1529
Case Report
Major hepatectomy using the glissonean approach in cases of right umbilical portion  
Yusuke Ome, Kazuyuki Kawamoto, Tae Bum Park, Tadashi Ito
World J Hepatol 8(34):1535-1540. Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1535