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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
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  • 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
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.
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Nutritional and vitamin status in patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms 
Dominique SVM Clement, Margot ET Tesselaar, Monique E van Leerdam, Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan, John K Ramage 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1171-1184. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1171
Personalized medicine in functional gastrointestinal disorders: Understanding pathogenesis to increase diagnostic and treatment efficacy 
Xiao Jing Wang, Michael Camilleri 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1185-1196. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1185
Basic Study
Quest for the best endoscopic imaging modality for computer-assisted colonic polyp staging 
Georg Wimmer, Michael Gadermayr, Gernot Wolkersdörfer, Roland Kwitt, Toru Tamaki, Jens Tischendorf, Michael Häfner, Shigeto Yoshida, Shinji Tanaka, Dorit Merhof, Andreas Uhl 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1197-1209. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1197
Short hairpin RNA-mediated knockdown of nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 3 exhibits tumor-suppressing effects in hepatocellular carcinoma cells 
Miao-Mei Yu, Yue-Hua Feng, Lu Zheng, Jun Zhang, Guang-Hua Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1210-1223. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1210
MicroRNA-596 acts as a tumor suppressor in gastric cancer and is upregulated by promotor demethylation 
Zhen Zhang, Dong-Qiu Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1224-1237. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1224
Retrospective Cohort Study
Performance of risk stratification systems for gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A multicenter study 
Tao Chen, Liang-Ying Ye, Xing-Yu Feng, Hai-Bo Qiu, Peng Zhang, Yi-Xin Luo, Li-Yi Yuan, Xin-Hua Chen, Yan-Feng Hu, Hao Liu, Yong Li, Kai-Xiong Tao, Jiang Yu, Guo-Xin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1238-1247. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1238
Retrospective Study
Utility of linked color imaging for endoscopic diagnosis of early gastric cancer 
Toshihisa Fujiyoshi, Ryoji Miyahara, Kohei Funasaka, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Tsunaki Sawada, Keiko Maeda, Takeshi Yamamura, Takuya Ishikawa, Eizaburo Ohno, Masanao Nakamura, Hiroki Kawashima, Masato Nakaguro, Masahiro Nakatochi, Yoshiki Hirooka 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1248-1258. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1248
Endoloop ligation after endoscopic mucosal resection using a transparent cap: A novel method to treat small rectal carcinoid tumors 
Ding-Guo Zhang, Su Luo, Feng Xiong, Zheng-Lei Xu, Ying-Xue Li, Jun Yao, Li-Sheng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1259-1265. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1259
Observational Study
Consecutive fecal calprotectin measurements for predicting relapse in pediatric Crohn’s disease patients 
Alice Jane Foster, Matthew Smyth, Alam Lakhani, Benjamin Jung, Rollin F Brant, Kevan Jacobson 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1266-1277. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1266
Prospective Study
Non-guided self-learning program for high-proficiency optical diagnosis of diminutive and small colorectal lesions: A single-endoscopist pilot study 
Marco Bustamante-Balén, Carla Satorres, Lorena Puchades, Belén Navarro, Natalia García-Morales, Noelia Alonso, Marta Ponce, Lidia Argüello, Vicente Pons-Beltrán 
World J Gastroenterol 25(10):1278-1288. Published online Mar 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i10.1278