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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastroenterology

World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG, World J Gastroenterol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. WJG accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJG are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJG is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJG include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
Editors-in-Chief
  • Subrata Ghosh, AGAF, FCAHS, FRCP (C), FRCPC, FRCPE, MD, Full Professor, (E-mail: ghoshs@bham.ac.uk) Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham UB6 8TW, United Kingdom
  • Andrzej S Tarnawski, DSc, MD, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:atarnawski@yahoo.com) Gastroenterology Research Department, University of California Irvine and the Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, CA 90822, United States
Indexing/Abstracting
The WJG is now abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Journal Citation Reports, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
The 2019 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2018 impact factor for WJG as 3.411 (5-year impact factor: 3.579), ranking WJG as 35 among 84 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology (quartile in category Q2). CiteScore (2018): 3.43.
ISSN
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Opinion Review
How does Helicobacter pylori cause gastric cancer through connexins: An opinion review 
Huan Li, Can-Xia Xu, Ren-Jie Gong, Jing-Shu Chi, Peng Liu, Xiao-Ming Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5220-5232. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5220
Review
Colorectal cancer: Parametric evaluation of morphological, functional and molecular tomographic imaging 
Pier Paolo Mainenti, Arnaldo Stanzione, Salvatore Guarino, Valeria Romeo, Lorenzo Ugga, Federica Romano, Giovanni Storto, Simone Maurea, Arturo Brunetti 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5233-5256. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5233
Minireviews
Sarcopenia and cognitive impairment in liver cirrhosis: A viewpoint on the clinical impact of minimal hepatic encephalopathy 
Silvia Nardelli, Stefania Gioia, Jessica Faccioli, Oliviero Riggio, Lorenzo Ridola 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5257-5265. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5257
Basic Study
Significance of tumor-infiltrating immunocytes for predicting prognosis of hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma 
Qi-Feng Chen, Wang Li, Pei-Hong Wu, Lu-Jun Shen, Zi-Lin Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5266-5282. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5266
Long non-coding RNA highly up-regulated in liver cancer promotes exosome secretion 
Shun-Qi Cao, Hong Zheng, Bao-Cun Sun, Zheng-Lu Wang, Tao Liu, Dong-Hui Guo, Zhong-Yang Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5283-5299. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5283
Circular RNA PIP5K1A promotes colon cancer development through inhibiting miR-1273a 
Qu Zhang, Chi Zhang, Jian-Xin Ma, Hui Ren, Yu Sun, Jiao-Zhen Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5300-5309. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5300
LncRNA-ATB promotes autophagy by activating Yes-associated protein and inducing autophagy-related protein 5 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Chuan-Zhuo Wang, Guang-Xin Yan, De-Shuo Dong, He Xin, Zhao-Yu Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5310-5322. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5310
Case Control Study
Liver stiffness and serum markers for excluding high-risk varices in patients who do not meet Baveno VI criteria 
Hong Zhou, Jun Long, Han Hu, Cai-Yun Tian, Shi-De Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5323-5333. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5323
Retrospective Study
Pathological response measured using virtual microscopic slides for gastric cancer patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy 
Sadayuki Kawai, Tadakazu Shimoda, Takashi Nakajima, Masanori Terashima, Katsuhiro Omae, Nozomu Machida, Hirofumi Yasui 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5334-5343. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5334
Feasibility of endoscopic treatment and predictors of lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer 
Yu-Ning Chu, Ya-Nan Yu, Xue Jing, Tao Mao, Yun-Qing Chen, Xiao-Bin Zhou, Wen Song, Xian-Zhi Zhao, Zi-Bin Tian 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5344-5355. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5344
Systematic Reviews
De novo malignancies after liver transplantation: The effect of immunosuppression-personal data and review of literature 
Tommaso Maria Manzia, Roberta Angelico, Carlo Gazia, Ilaria Lenci, Martina Milana, Oludamilola T Ademoyero, Domiziana Pedini, Luca Toti, Marco Spada, Giuseppe Tisone, Leonardo Baiocchi 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5356-5375. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5356
Meta-Analysis
Gastric neuroendocrine neoplasms type 1: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Apostolos V Tsolakis, Athanasia Ragkousi, Miroslav Vujasinovic, Gregory Kaltsas, Kosmas Daskalakis 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5376-5387. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5376
Case Report
Autoimmune hepatitis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: A case series and review of the literature 
Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Anapat Sanpawat, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Sombat Treeprasertsuk 
World J Gastroenterol 25(35):5388-5402. Published online Sep 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i35.5388