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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 three issues per month (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
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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)

New horizon for radical cure of chronic hepatitis B virus infection  
Kazuto Tajiri, Yukihiro Shimizu
World J Hepatol 8(21):863-873. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i21.863
Therapeutic Advances
Hepatocellular carcinoma beyond Milan criteria: Management and transplant selection criteria  
Mohammed Elshamy, Federico Aucejo, K V Narayanan Menon, Bijan Eghtesad
World J Hepatol 8(21):874-880. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i21.874
Topic Highlight
Contribution of alpha-fetoprotein in liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma  
Bérénice Charrière, Charlotte Maulat, Bertrand Suc, Fabrice Muscari
World J Hepatol 8(21):881-890. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i21.881
Acute renal injury after partial hepatectomy  
Luis Alberto Batista Peres, Luis Cesar Bredt, Raphael Flavio Fachini Cipriani
World J Hepatol 8(21):891-901. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i21.891
Basic Study
Anti-hepatitis C virus potency of a new autophagy inhibitor using human liver slices model  
Sylvie Lagaye, Sonia Brun, Jesintha Gaston, Hong Shen, Ruzena Stranska, Claire Camus, Clarisse Dubray, Géraldine Rousseau, Pierre-Philippe Massault, Jerôme Courcambeck, Firas Bassisi, Philippe Halfon, Stanislas Pol
World J Hepatol 8(21):902-914. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i21.902