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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastroenterology

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
  • 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 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.
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Opinion Review
Diuretic window hypothesis in cirrhosis: Changing the point of view 
Anderson Brito-Azevedo 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3283-3290. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3283
Fluoroquinolones for the treatment of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in liver transplantation 
Jose Tiago Silva, Rafael San-Juan, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, José María Aguado 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3291-3298. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3291
Reactivation of hepatitis B virus infection in patients with hemo-lymphoproliferative diseases, and its prevention 
Caterina Sagnelli, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Federica Calò, Salvatore Martini, Evangelista Sagnelli, Nicola Coppola 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3299-3312. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3299
Current status of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with surgically altered anatomy 
Chonlada Krutsri, Mitsuhiro Kida, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Tomohisa Iwai, Hiroshi Imaizumi, Wasaburo Koizumi 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3313-3333. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3313
Choledochal cysts: Similarities and differences between Asian and Western countries 
George N Baison, Morgan M Bonds, William S Helton, Richard A Kozarek 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3334-3343. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3334
Gastro-duodenal disease in Africa: Literature review and clinical data from Accra, Ghana 
Timothy N Archampong, Richard H Asmah, Cathy J Richards, Vicki J Martin, Christopher D Bayliss, Edília Botão, Leonor David, Sandra Beleza, Carla Carrilho 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3344-3358. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3344
Screening of aptamers and their potential application in targeted diagnosis and therapy of liver cancer 
Guo-Qing Zhang, Li-Ping Zhong, Nuo Yang, Yong-Xiang Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3359-3369. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3359
Basic Study
Drug-eluting fully covered self-expanding metal stent for dissolution of bile duct stones in vitro 
Chao Huang, Xiao-Bo Cai, Li-Li Guo, Xiao-Sheng Qi, Qiang Gao, Xin-Jian Wan 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3370-3379. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3370
Raddeanin A promotes apoptosis and ameliorates 5-fluorouracil resistance in cholangiocarcinoma cells 
Shuang-Shuang Guo, Ying Wang, Qing-Xia Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3380-3391. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3380
Identification of differentially expressed genes regulated by methylation in colon cancer based on bioinformatics analysis 
Yu Liang, Cheng Zhang, Dong-Qiu Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3392-3407. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3392
Retrospective Study
Histologic features and genomic alterations of primary colorectal adenocarcinoma predict growth patterns of liver metastasis 
Jing-Bo Wu, Ali Lopez Sarmiento, Pierre-Olivier Fiset, Anthula Lazaris, Peter Metrakos, Stephanie Petrillo, Zu-Hua Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3408-3425. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3408
Observational Study
International normalized ratio and Model for End-stage Liver Disease score predict short-term outcome in cirrhotic patients after the resolution of hepatic encephalopathy 
Xiao-Peng Hu, Jian Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3426-3437. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3426
Systematic Reviews
Synchronous resection of esophageal cancer and other organ malignancies: A systematic review 
Dimitrios Papaconstantinou, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Dimitrios Moris, Adamantios Michalinos, Aikaterini Mastoraki, Efstratia Mpaili, Natasha Hasemaki, Anargyros Bakopoulos, Dimitrios Filippou, Dimitrios Schizas 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3438-3449. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3438
Genetic testing vs microforceps biopsy in pancreatic cysts: Systematic review and meta-analysis 
Sandra Faias, Luisa Pereira, Ângelo Luís, Paula Chaves, Marília Cravo 
World J Gastroenterol 25(26):3450-3467. Published online Jul 14, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i26.3450