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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastroenterology

The World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG) is an academic journal that publishes review articles and articles describing original research (basic or clinical) in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal surgery, and gastrointestinal endoscopy. With the aim of advancing knowledge in each of these fields, the WJG gives topical priority to related major diseases and their clinical management; frequently published disease topics are gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and liver transplantation. All articles published in the WJG comply with the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the requirements of Academic Rules and Norms. No restrictions are imposed on numbers of words, figures (color, B/W), tables or references for any articles published in the WJG, allowing authors to tell a whole story. The WJG readership audience is global, representing 221 countries and regions, with an average number of 55,000 visits to the online journal per day. 

We encourage gastroenterologists and hepatologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJG 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 WJG 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 WJG’s acceptance rate: 35%. Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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) Chief Gastroenterology, VA Long Beach Health Care System, University of California, 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 2018 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2017 impact factor for WJG as 3.300 (5-year impact factor: 3.387), ranking WJG as 35 among 80 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology (quartile in category Q2). CiteScore (2017): 3.70.
ISSN
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Review
Emerging role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for guiding management of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Sang Mi Lee, Hong Soo Kim, Sangheun Lee, Jeong Won Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1289-1306. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1289
Noninvasive evaluation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Current evidence and practice 
Jiang-Hua Zhou, Jing-Jing Cai, Zhi-Gang She, Hong-Liang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1307-1326. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1307
Basic Study
Economic evaluation of the hepatitis C elimination strategy in Greece in the era of affordable direct-acting antivirals 
Ilias Gountas, Vana Sypsa, George Papatheodoridis, Kyriakos Souliotis, Kostas Athanasakis, Homie Razavi, Angelos Hatzakis 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1327-1340. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1327
Clinical assessment and identification of immuno-oncology markers concerning the 19-gene based risk classifier in stage IV colorectal cancer 
Jong Lyul Lee, Seon Ae Roh, Chan Wook Kim, Yi Hong Kwon, Ye Jin Ha, Seon-Kyu Kim, Seon-Young Kim, Dong-Hyung Cho, Yong Sung Kim, Jin Cheon Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1341-1354. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1341
Hemodynamic changes in hepatic sinusoids of hepatic steatosis mice 
Jing Fan, Chong-Jiu Chen, Yu-Chen Wang, Wei Quan, Jian-Wei Wang, Wei-Guang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1355-1365. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1355
Case Control Study
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging and micro-RNA in the diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C virus 
Tarek Besheer, Hatem Elalfy, Mohamed Abd El-Maksoud, Ahmed Abd El-Razek, Saher Taman, Khaled Zalata, Wagdy Elkashef, Hossam Zaghloul, Heba Elshahawy, Doaa Raafat, Wafaa Elemshaty, Eman Elsayed, Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Mahmoud El-Bendary 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1366-1377. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1366
Retrospective Study
Early gastric cancer diagnostic ability of ultrathin endoscope loaded with laser light source 
Takuto Suzuki, Yoshiyasu Kitagawa, Rino Nankinzan, Taketo Yamaguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1378-1386. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1378
Clinical outcomes of ampullary neoplasms in resected margin positive or uncertain cases after endoscopic papillectomy 
Arata Sakai, Masahiro Tsujimae, Atsuhiro Masuda, Takao Iemoto, Shigeto Ashina, Kohei Yamakawa, Takeshi Tanaka, Shunta Tanaka, Yasutaka Yamada, Ryota Nakano, Yu Sato, Manabu Kurosawa, Takuya Ikegawa, Seiji Fujigaki, Takashi Kobayashi, Hideyuki Shiomi, Yoshifumi Arisaka, Tomoo Itoh, Yuzo Kodama 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1387-1397. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1387
Serum Mac-2 binding protein glycosylation isomer level predicts hepatocellular carcinoma development in E-negative chronic hepatitis B patients 
Lung-Yi Mak, Wai-Pan To, Danny Ka-Ho Wong, James Fung, Fen Liu, Wai-Kay Seto, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1398-1408. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1398
Observational Study
Gluten immunogenic peptide excretion detects dietary transgressions in treated celiac disease patients 
Ana Florencia Costa, Emilia Sugai, María de la Paz Temprano, Sonia Isabel Niveloni, Horacio Vázquez, María Laura Moreno, M. Remedios Domínguez-Flores, Alba Muñoz-Suano, Edgardo Smecuol, Juan Pablo Stefanolo, Andrea F González, Angel Cebolla-Ramirez, Eduardo Mauriño, Elena F Verdú, Julio César Bai 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1409-1420. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1409
Randomized Clinical Trial
Khubchandani’s procedure combined with stapled posterior rectal wall resection for rectocele 
Yi Shao, Yong-Xing Fu, Qing-Fa Wang, Zhi-Qiang Cheng, Guang-Yong Zhang, San-Yuan Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(11):1421-1431. Published online Mar 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i11.1421