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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 >>

2017 Published Issues
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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)

Editorial
From the liver to the heart: Cardiac dysfunction in obese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  
Anna Di Sessa, Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, Emanuele Miraglia del Giudice, Nicola Santoro
World J Hepatol 9(2):69-73. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i2.69
Hepatic structural enhancement and insulin resistance amelioration due to AT1 receptor blockade  
Vanessa Souza-Mello
World J Hepatol 9(2):74-79. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i2.74
Review
Systemic treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma: Still unmet expectations  
Dimitrios N Samonakis, Elias A Kouroumalis
World J Hepatol 9(2):80-90. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i2.80
Case Control Study
Predictors for advanced fibrosis in morbidly obese non-alcoholic fatty liver patients  
Shira Zelber-Sagi, Dafna Shoham, Isabel Zvibel, Subhi Abu-Abeid, Oren Shibolet, Sigal Fishman
World J Hepatol 9(2):91-98. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i2.91
Retrospective Cohort Study
Impact of transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt on post liver transplantation outcomes: Study based on the United Network for Organ Sharing database  
Khalid Mumtaz, Sherif Metwally, Rohan M Modi, Nishi Patel, Dmitry Tumin, Anthony J Michaels, James Hanje, Ashraf El-Hinnawi, Don Hayes Jr, Sylvester M Black
World J Hepatol 9(2):99-105. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i2.99
Retrospective Study
Vasopressin use in critically ill cirrhosis patients with catecholamine-resistant septic shock: The CVICU cohort  
Lukasz A Myc, Jonathan G Stine, Rinita Chakrapani, Alexandra Kadl, Curtis K Argo
World J Hepatol 9(2):106-113. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i2.106
Observational Study
Percutaneous drainage as a first therapeutic step prior to surgery in liver hydatid cyst abscess: Is it worth it?  
Aylhin J Lopez-Marcano, Jose M Ramia, Vladimir Arteaga, Roberto De la Plaza, Jhonny D Gonzales, Anibal Medina
World J Hepatol 9(2):114-118. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i2.114