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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

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)

Outcomes of liver transplantation in patients with hepatorenal syndrome  
Rohan M Modi, Nishi Patel, Sherif N Metwally, Khalid Mumtaz
World J Hepatol 8(24):999-1011. Published online Aug 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i24.999
Rethinking the role of non-selective beta blockers in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension  
Alberto Ferrarese, Alberto Zanetto, Giacomo Germani, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo
World J Hepatol 8(24):1012-1018. Published online Aug 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i24.1012
Observational Study
Hypolactasia is associated with insulin resistance in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis  
Daniel Ferraz de Campos Mazo, Rejane Mattar, José Tadeu Stefano, Joyce Matie Kinoshita da Silva-Etto, Márcio Augusto Diniz, Sebastião Mauro Bezerra Duarte, Fabíola Rabelo, Rodrigo Vieira Costa Lima, Priscila Brizolla de Campos, Flair José Carrilho, Claudia P Oliveira
World J Hepatol 8(24):1019-1027. Published online Aug 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i24.1019
Diagnostic non-invasive model of large risky esophageal varices in cirrhotic hepatitis C virus patients  
Hatem Elalfy, Walid Elsherbiny, Ashraf Abdel Rahman, Dina Elhammady, Shaker Wagih Shaltout, Ayman Z Elsamanoudy, Bassem El Deek
World J Hepatol 8(24):1028-1037. Published online Aug 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i24.1028
Prospective Study
Liver resections can be performed safely without Pringle maneuver: A prospective study  
Christoph A Maurer, Mikolaj Walensi, Samuel A Käser, Beat M Künzli, René Lötscher, Anne Zuse
World J Hepatol 8(24):1038-1046. Published online Aug 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i24.1038