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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
Editors-in-Chief
  • 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
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, and Scopus.
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
Liver transplantation and alcoholic liver disease: History, controversies, and considerations 
Claudio Augusto Marroni, Alfeu de Medeiros Fleck Jr, Sabrina Alves Fernandes, Lucas Homercher Galant, Marcos Mucenic, Mario Henrique de Mattos Meine, Guilherme Mariante-Neto, Ajacio Bandeira de Mello Brandão 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2785-2805. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2785
Current clinical management of gastrointestinal stromal tumor 
Kazuya Akahoshi, Masafumi Oya, Tadashi Koga, Yuki Shiratsuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2806-2817. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2806
Biomarkers of gastric cancer: Current topics and future perspective 
Tasuku Matsuoka, Masakazu Yashiro 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2818-2832. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2818
Minireviews
Bowel preparation quality scales for colonoscopy 
David Kastenberg, Gerald Bertiger, Stuart Brogadir 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2833-2843. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2833
Current practices and future prospects for the management of gallbladder polyps: A topical review 
R Stephen McCain, Anna Diamond, Claire Jones, Helen G Coleman 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2844-2852. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2844
New horizons in the endoscopic ultrasonography-based diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions 
María-Victoria Alvarez-Sánchez, Bertrand Napoléon 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2853-2866. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2853
Basic Study
Total polysaccharides of the Sijunzi decoction attenuate tumor necrosis factor-α-induced damage to the barrier function of a Caco-2 cell monolayer via the nuclear factor-κB-myosin light chain kinase-myosin light chain pathway 
Yue Lu, Leng Li, Jin-Wei Zhang, Xiao-Qin Zhong, Jian-An Wei, Ling Han 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2867-2877. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2867
Retrospective Study
Efficacy and safety of endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection for superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and precancerous lesions 
Jin Wang, Xiao-Nan Zhu, Lin-Lin Zhu, Wei Chen, Yi-Han Ma, Tao Gan, Jin-Lin Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2878-2885. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2878
Impact of the number of examined lymph nodes on outcomes in patients with lymph node-negative gallbladder carcinoma 
Dong-Xu Fan, Rong-Wei Xu, Yong-Cheng Li, Bing-Qing Zhao, Ming-Yu Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2886-2892. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2886
Observational Study
Upper gastrointestinal tract capsule endoscopy using a nurse-led protocol: First reported experience 
Hey-Long Ching, Ailish Healy, Victoria Thurston, Melissa F Hale, Reena Sidhu, Mark E McAlindon 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2893-2901. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2893
Systematic Reviews
Role of band ligation for secondary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding 
Ioanna Aggeletopoulou, Christos Konstantakis, Spilios Manolakopoulos, Christos Triantos 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2902-2914. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2902
Case Report
Gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type with signet-ring cell carcinoma component: A case report and review of the literature 
Keita Kai, Masaaki Satake, Osamu Tokunaga 
World J Gastroenterol 24(26):2915-2920. Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2915