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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
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief

Clara Balsano, PhD, Professor; Wan-Long Chuang, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus.

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; and CiteScore (2015) 3.19.

ISSN

1948-5182 (online)

Editorial
Tumor reactive stroma in cholangiocarcinoma: The fuel behind cancer aggressiveness  
Simone Brivio, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Mario Strazzabosco, Luca Fabris
World J Hepatol 9(9):455-468. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i9.455
Case Control Study
Annexin A2 as a biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma in Egyptian patients  
Mohamed K Shaker, Hanzada I Abdel Fattah, Ghada S Sabbour, Iman F Montasser, Sara M Abdelhakam, Eman El Hadidy, Rehab Yousry, Ahmed K El Dorry
World J Hepatol 9(9):469-476. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i9.469
Observational Study
Characteristics of escape mutations from occult hepatitis B virus infected patients with hematological malignancies in South Egypt  
Abeer Elkady, Sayuki Iijima, Sahar Aboulfotuh, Elsayed Mostafa Ali, Douaa Sayed, Nashwa M Abdel-Aziz, Amany M Ali, Shuko Murakami, Masanori Isogawa, Yasuhito Tanaka
World J Hepatol 9(9):477-486. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i9.477
Case Report
Case of hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with hereditary tyrosinemia in the post-newborn screening era  
Essam M Imseis, John S Bynon, Chad Thornhill
World J Hepatol 9(9):487-490. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i9.487