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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 (12 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)

Review
Molecular pathological epidemiology in diabetes mellitus and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma  
Chun Gao
World J Hepatol 8(27):1119-1127. Published online Sep 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i27.1119
Minireviews
Implication of the intestinal microbiome in complications of cirrhosis  
Mamatha Bhat, Bianca M Arendt, Venkat Bhat, Eberhard L Renner, Atul Humar, Johane P Allard
World J Hepatol 8(27):1128-1136. Published online Sep 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i27.1128
Clinical Trials Study
Independent effects of diet and exercise training on fat oxidation in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  
Ilaria Croci, Nuala M Byrne, Veronique S Chachay, Andrew P Hills, Andrew D Clouston, Trisha M O’Moore-Sullivan, Johannes B Prins, Graeme A Macdonald, Ingrid J Hickman
World J Hepatol 8(27):1137-1148. Published online Sep 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i27.1137
Prospective Study
Ohio solid organ transplantation consortium criteria for liver transplantation in patients with alcoholic liver disease  
Kaveh Hajifathalian, Annette Humberson, Mohamad A Hanouneh, David S Barnes, Zubin Arora, Nizar N Zein, Bijan Eghtesad, Dympna Kelly, Ibrahim A Hanouneh
World J Hepatol 8(27):1149-1154. Published online Sep 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i27.1149
Letters To The Editor
Is MELD score failing patients with liver disease and hepatorenal syndrome?  
Lena Sibulesky, Nicolae Leca, Christopher Blosser, Amir A Rahnemai-Azar, Renuka Bhattacharya, Jorge Reyes
World J Hepatol 8(27):1155-1156. Published online Sep 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i27.1155