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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)
Minireviews
Frank Maixner, Kaisa Thorell, Lena Granehäll, Bodo Linz, Yoshan Moodley, Thomas Rattei, Lars Engstrand, Albert Zink 
World J Gastroenterol 25(42):6289-6298. Published online Nov 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i42.6289
Basic Study
Case Control Study
Moustafa Nouh Elemeery, Marwa Anwar Mohamed, Marwa Ahmed Madkour, Mohammed Mohammed Shamseya, Noha Mahmoud Issa, Ahmed Noah Badr, Doaa Ahmed Ghareeb, Cheol-Ho Pan 
World J Gastroenterol 25(42):6322-6341. Published online Nov 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i42.6322
Retrospective Study
Yoko Kubosawa, Hideki Mori, Satoshi Kinoshita, Yoshihiro Nakazato, Ai Fujimoto, Masahiro Kikuchi, Toshihiro Nishizawa, Masayuki Suzuki, Hidekazu Suzuki 
World J Gastroenterol 25(42):6342-6353. Published online Nov 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i42.6342
Observational Study
Lenke Bálint, Andrea Tiszai, Gábor Kozák, Ilona Dóczi, Veronika Szekeres, Orsolya Inczefi, Georgina Ollé, Krisztina Helle, Richárd Róka, András Rosztóczy 
World J Gastroenterol 25(42):6365-6372. Published online Nov 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i42.6365