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Welcome to the World Journal of Meta-Analysis

The World Journal of Meta-Analysis (WJMA) 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 clinical medicine.  It was launched on May 26, 2013 and is published bimonthly (6 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage clinical medicine specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJMA 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 WJMA 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 WJMA’s acceptance rate: 46%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
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G Biondi-Zoccai, MD, Assistant Professor


Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).

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2308-3840 (online)

Systematic Reviews
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and heart disease: A systematic review  
Peter N Lee, Barbara A Forey, Jan S Hamling, Alison J Thornton
World J Meta-Anal 5(2):14-40. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i2.14
Statin use and risk of cancer: An overview of meta-analyses  
Krishna Undela, Chirag S Shah, Raj K Mothe
World J Meta-Anal 5(2):41-53. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i2.41
Is there a difference between 19G core biopsy needle and 22G core biopsy needle in diagnosing the correct etiology? - A meta-analysis and systematic review  
Manasa Kandula, Matthew L Bechtold, Kaninika Verma, Bhagat S Aulakh, Deepak Taneja, Srinivas R Puli
World J Meta-Anal 5(2):54-62. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i2.54
Mucin expression and the pancreas: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Yaron Niv
World J Meta-Anal 5(2):63-70. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i2.63