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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 >>

2017 Published Issues
Editors-in-Chief
  • Damián García-Olmo, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, (E-mail: damian.garcia@uam.es)Department of Surgery, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid 28040, Spain
  • Stephen C Strom, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:stephen.strom@ki.se)Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 141-86, Sweden
  • 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
Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Journal Citation Reports, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus.
Journal Metrics
The 2017 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2016 impact factor for WJG as 3.365 (5-year impact factor: 3.176), ranking WJG as 29 among 79 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology (quartile in category Q2). CiteScore (2016): 3.46.
ISSN
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Editorial
Noncoding RNAs as drivers of the phenotypic plasticity of oesophageal mucosa 
Matteo Fassan, Sonia Facchin, Giada Munari, Giuseppe Nicolò Fanelli, Greta Lorenzon, Edoardo Savarino 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7653-7656. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7653
Minireviews
Functional interaction of endoplasmic reticulum stress and hepatitis B virus in the pathogenesis of liver diseases 
So Young Kim, Yi Yi Kyaw, Jaehun Cheong 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7657-7665. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7657
Pathological process of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells in liver diseases 
Yao Ni, Juan-Mei Li, Ming-Kun Liu, Ting-Ting Zhang, Dong-Ping Wang, Wen-Hui Zhou, Ling-Zi Hu, Wen-Liang Lv 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7666-7677. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7666
Basic Study
Resveratrol modifies biliary secretion of cholephilic compounds in sham-operated and cholestatic rats 
Eva Dolezelova, Alena Prasnicka, Jolana Cermanova, Alejandro Carazo, Lucie Hyrsova, Milos Hroch, Jaroslav Mokry, Michaela Adamcova, Alena Mrkvicova, Petr Pavek, Stanislav Micuda 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7678-7692. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7678
Chitinase 3-like 1 secreted by peritumoral macrophages in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is a favorable prognostic factor for survival 
Shan Xing, Xin Zheng, Tao Zeng, Mu-Sheng Zeng, Qian Zhong, Yue-Song Cao, Kai-Lu Pan, Chu Wei, Fan Hou, Wan-Li Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7693-7704. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7693
Palmitate induces fat accumulation by activating C/EBPβ-mediated G0S2 expression in HepG2 cells 
Nai-Qian Zhao, Xiao-Yan Li, Li Wang, Zi-Ling Feng, Xi-Fen Li, Yan-Fang Wen, Jin-Xiang Han 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7705-7715. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7705
Retrospective Cohort Study
Epidemiology and natural history of Wilson’s disease in the Chinese: A territory-based study in Hong Kong between 2000 and 2016 
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai-Kay Seto, James Fung, Lung-Yi Mak, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7716-7726. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7716
Retrospective Study
Efficacy of thalidomide therapy in pediatric Crohn’s disease with evidence of tuberculosis 
Lin Wang, Yan Hong, Jie Wu, Ying-Kit Leung, Ying Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7727-7734. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7727
Combined endovascular brachytherapy, sorafenib, and transarterial chemobolization therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma patients with portal vein tumor thrombus 
Zi-Han Zhang, Qing-Xin Liu, Wen Zhang, Jing-Qin Ma, Jian-Hua Wang, Jian-Jun Luo, Ling-Xiao Liu, Zhi-Ping Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7735-7745. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7735
Procedure-related complications in gastric variceal obturation with tissue glue 
Yun-Wei Guo, Hui-Biao Miao, Zhuo-Fu Wen, Jie-Ying Xuan, Hao-Xiong Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7746-7755. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7746
Gastric xanthelasma and metabolic disorders: A large retrospective study among Chinese population 
Yi Chen, Xin-Jue He, Min-Jian Zhou, You-Ming Li 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7756-7764. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7756
Clinical Trials Study
Application of superb microvascular imaging in focal liver lesions 
Meng-Na He, Ke Lv, Yu-Xin Jiang, Tian-An Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7765-7775. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7765
Observational Study
Chronic liver disease is universal in children with biliary atresia living with native liver 
Way Seah Lee, Sik Yong Ong, Hee Wei Foo, Shin Yee Wong, Chen Xi Kong, Ru Bin Seah, Ruey Terng Ng 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7776-7784. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7776
Prospective Study
How severe is moderately severe acute pancreatitis? Clinical validation of revised 2012 Atlanta Classification 
Povilas Ignatavicius, Aiste Gulla, Karolis Cernauskis, Giedrius Barauskas, Zilvinas Dambrauskas 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7785-7790. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7785
Meta-Analysis
Laparoscopic VS open hepatectomy for hepatolithiasis: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis 
Hui Li, Jun Zheng, Jian-Ye Cai, Shi-Hui Li, Jun-Bin Zhang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Gui-Hua Chen, Yang Yang, Gen-Shu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7791-7806. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7791
Case Report
Fatal gastrointestinal histoplasmosis 15 years after orthotopic liver transplantation 
Nikita Agrawal, David EJ Jones, Jessica K Dyson, Tim Hoare, Sharon A Melmore, Stephanie Needham, Nick P Thompson 
World J Gastroenterol 23(43):7807-7812. Published online Nov 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i43.7807