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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

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)

Nutritional evaluation in cirrhosis: Emphasis on the phase angle  
Sabrina Alves Fernandes, Angelo Alves de Mattos, Cristiane Valle Tovo, Claudio Augusto Marroni
World J Hepatol 8(29):1205-1211. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i29.1205
Basic Study
Potential role of killer immunoglobulin receptor genes among individuals vaccinated against hepatitis B virus in Lebanon  
Nada M Melhem, Rami A Mahfouz, Khalil Kreidieh, Rabab Abdul-Khalik, Rolla El-Khatib, Reem Talhouk, Umayya Musharrafieh, Ghassan Hamadeh
World J Hepatol 8(29):1212-1221. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i29.1212
Lycopene modulates cellular proliferation, glycolysis and hepatic ultrastructure during hepatocellular carcinoma  
Prachi Gupta, Nisha Bhatia, Mohinder Pal Bansal, Ashwani Koul
World J Hepatol 8(29):1222-1233. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i29.1222
Case Control Study
Polymorphisms of folate metabolism genes in patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma  
Nathália Perpétua Peres, Ana Lívia Silva Galbiatti-Dias, Márcia Maria Urbanin Castanhole-Nunes, Renato Ferreira da Silva, Érika Cristina Pavarino, Eny Maria Goloni-Bertollo, Mariangela Torreglosa Ruiz-Cintra
World J Hepatol 8(29):1234-1243. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i29.1234
Case Report
Hepatitis C and double-hit B cell lymphoma successfully treated by antiviral therapy  
Giovanni Galati, Lorenzo Rampa, Umberto Vespasiani-Gentilucci, Mirella Marino, Francesco Pisani, Carlo Cota, Alessandro Guidi, Antonio Picardi
World J Hepatol 8(29):1244-1250. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i29.1244