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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)

Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of primary biliary cholangitis  
Ying-Qiu Huang
World J Hepatol 8(33):1419-1441. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i33.1419
Basic Study
Performance of cold-preserved rat liver Microorgans as the biological component of a simplified prototype model of bioartificial liver  
María Dolores Pizarro, María Gabriela Mediavilla, Alejandra Beatriz Quintana, Ángel Luis Scandizzi, Joaquín Valentín Rodriguez, María Eugenia Mamprin
World J Hepatol 8(33):1442-1451. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i33.1442
Case Control Study
Pancreatic hyperechogenicity associated with hypoadiponectinemia and insulin resistance: A Japanese population study  
Naohiko Makino, Nakao Shirahata, Teiichiro Honda, Yoshiaki Ando, Akiko Matsuda, Yushi Ikeda, Miho Ito, Yuko Nishise, Takafumi Saito, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Sumio Kawata
World J Hepatol 8(33):1452-1458. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i33.1452
Observational Study
Neglected features of lifestyle: Their relevance in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  
Francesca M Trovato, Giuseppe Fabio Martines, Daniela Brischetto, Guglielmo Trovato, Daniela Catalano
World J Hepatol 8(33):1459-1465. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i33.1459
Prospective Study
Can platelet count/spleen diameter ratio be used for cirrhotic children to predict esophageal varices?  
Oya Balci Sezer, Deniz Çelik, Nihal Tutar, Figen Özçay
World J Hepatol 8(33):1466-1470. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i33.1466
Elevation of serum urokinase plasminogen activator receptor and liver stiffness in postoperative biliary atresia  
Wanvisa Udomsinprasert, Sittisak Honsawek, Napaphat Jirathanathornnukul, Voranush Chongsrisawat, Yong Poovorawan
World J Hepatol 8(33):1471-1477. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i33.1471
Systematic Reviews
Bibliometric analysis of top 100 cited articles in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease research  
Tong-Shuo Zhang, Hua-Lei Qin, Tong Wang, Hai-Tao Li, Hai Li, Shi-Hai Xia, Xiao-Hui Xiang
World J Hepatol 8(33):1478-1488. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i33.1478