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World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. Accepting both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts, the WJG mainly publishes high-quality clinical research articles to improve diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive modalities and the skills of clinicians and to guide clinical practice in gastroenterology and hepatology. The types of articles published in the WJG include Editorial, Field of Vision, Frontier, Guidelines, Opinion Review, Review, Minireview, Evidence-Based Medicine, Advances in Diagnosis, Meta-Analysis, Systematic Review, Basic Study, Case Control Study, Clinical Trials Study, Observational Study, Prospective Study, Randomized Clinical Trial, Randomized Controlled Trial, Retrospective Cohort Study, Retrospective Study, 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
Reducing anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery: The old dogmas and the new challenges 
Jeremy Meyer, Surennaidoo Naiken, Niki Christou, Emilie Liot, Christian Toso, Nicolas Christian Buchs, Frédéric Ris 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5017-5025. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5017
Review
Diagnostic and prognostic potential of tissue and circulating long non-coding RNAs in colorectal tumors 
Orsolya Galamb, Barbara K Barták, Alexandra Kalmár, Zsófia B Nagy, Krisztina A Szigeti, Zsolt Tulassay, Peter Igaz, Béla Molnár 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5026-5048. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5026
Autoantibodies: Potential clinical applications in early detection of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma 
Yi-Wei Xu, Yu-Hui Peng, Li-Yan Xu, Jian-Jun Xie, En-Min Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5049-5068. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5049
Minireviews
Hepatic senescence, the good and the bad 
Nazmul Huda, Gang Liu, Honghai Hong, Shengmin Yan, Bilon Khambu, Xiao-Ming Yin 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5069-5081. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5069
Role of endoscopic ultrasound in the screening and follow-up of high-risk individuals for familial pancreatic cancer 
Diane Lorenzo, Vinciane Rebours, Frédérique Maire, Maxime Palazzo, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Marie-Pierre Vullierme, Alain Aubert, Pascal Hammel, Philippe Lévy, Louis de Mestier 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5082-5096. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5082
Optimizing proton pump inhibitors in Helicobacter pylori treatment: Old and new tricks to improve effectiveness 
Enzo Ierardi, Giuseppe Losurdo, Rosa Federica La Fortezza, Mariabeatrice Principi, Michele Barone, Alfredo Di Leo 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5097-5104. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5097
Basic Study
Regulatory effect of a Chinese herbal medicine formula on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Jia-Min Yang, Yan Sun, Min Wang, Xin-Lei Zhang, Shu-Jing Zhang, Yu-Shan Gao, Lin Chen, Meng-Yao Wu, Lu Zhou, Yu-Mei Zhou, Yue Wang, Feng-Jie Zheng, Yu-Hang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5105-5119. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5105
Allyl isothiocyanate ameliorates lipid accumulation and inflammation in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease via the Sirt1/AMPK and NF-κB signaling pathways 
Chun-Xiao Li, Jian-Guo Gao, Xing-Yong Wan, Yi Chen, Cheng-Fu Xu, Ze-Min Feng, Hang Zeng, Yi-Ming Lin, Han Ma, Ping Xu, Chao-Hui Yu, You-Ming Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5120-5133. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5120
Effect of Tong Xie Yao Fang on endogenous metabolites in urine of irritable bowel syndrome model rats 
Xue-Ying Zhao, Jian-Wei Wang, Yue Yin, Kai Li, Miao Zhang, Fu-Ping Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5134-5151. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5134
Case Control Study
Association of XPG rs2094258 polymorphism with gastric cancer prognosis 
Xiao-Qin Wang, Paul D Terry, Yang Li, Yue Zhang, Wen-Jing Kou, Ming-Xu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5152-5161. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5152
Retrospective Study
Timing, distribution, and microbiology of infectious complications after necrotizing pancreatitis 
Jiong-Di Lu, Feng Cao, Yi-Xuan Ding, Yu-Duo Wu, Yu-Lin Guo, Fei Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5162-5173. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5162
Risk factors for Mallory-Weiss Tear during endoscopic submucosal dissection of superficial esophageal neoplasms 
Wei Chen, Xiao-Nan Zhu, Jin Wang, Lin-Lin Zhu, Tao Gan, Jin-Lin Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5174-5184. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5174
Clinical Trials Study
Overlay of a sponge soaked with ropivacaine and multisite infiltration analgesia result in faster recovery after laparoscopic hepatectomy 
Hao Zhang, Gang Du, Yan-Feng Liu, Jin-Huan Yang, Mu-Guo A-Niu, Xiang-Yu Zhai, Bin Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5185-5196. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5185
Observational Study
Analysis of 72 patients with colorectal high-grade neuroendocrine neoplasms from three Chinese hospitals 
Zhi-Jie Wang, Ke An, Rui Li, Wei Shen, Man-Dula Bao, Jin-Hua Tao, Jia-Nan Chen, Shi-Wen Mei, Hai-Yu Shen, Yun-Bin Ma, Fu-Qiang Zhao, Fang-Ze Wei, Qian Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5197-5209. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5197
Meta-Analysis
Bilateral vs unilateral placement of metal stents for inoperable high-grade hilar biliary strictures: A systemic review and meta-analysis 
Munish Ashat, Sumant Arora, Jagpal S Klair, Christopher A Childs, Arvind R Murali, Frederick C Johlin 
World J Gastroenterol 25(34):5210-5219. Published online Sep 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i34.5210