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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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
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, 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)
Review
Ultrasound findings in autoimmune hepatitis 
Yi Dong, Andrej Potthoff, Christoph Klinger, Ana Paula Barreiros, Dariusz Pietrawski, Christoph F Dietrich 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1583-1590. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1583
Nutrition status and Helicobacter pylori infection in patients receiving hemodialysis 
Mitsushige Sugimoto, Hideo Yasuda, Akira Andoh 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1591-1600. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1591
Minireviews
Multiomics biomarkers for the prediction of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease severity 
Carlos J Pirola, Silvia Sookoian 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1601-1615. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1601
Autonomic nervous system network and liver regeneration 
Kenya Kamimura, Ryosuke Inoue, Takuro Nagoya, Norihiro Sakai, Ryo Goto, Masayoshi Ko, Yusuke Niwa, Shuji Terai 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1616-1621. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1616
Basic Study
Evaluation of safety for hepatectomy in a novel mouse model with nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis 
Yusuke Ozawa, Takafumi Tamura, Yohei Owada, Yoshio Shimizu, Akira Kemmochi, Katsuji Hisakura, Takashi Matsuzaka, Hitoshi Shimano, Hiroko Isoda, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1622-1631. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1622
Retrospective Study
Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early esophageal neoplasms using the stag beetle knife 
Toshio Kuwai, Toshiki Yamaguchi, Hiroki Imagawa, Ryoichi Miura, Yuki Sumida, Takeshi Takasago, Yuki Miyasako, Tomoyuki Nishimura, Sumio Iio, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hirotaka Kouno, Hiroshi Kohno, Sauid Ishaq 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1632-1640. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1632
Analysis of aggressiveness factors in hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing transarterial chemoembolization 
Yossi Ventura, Brian I Carr, Issac Kori, Vito Guerra, Oren Shibolet 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1641-1649. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1641
Observational Study
Development and predictive validity of the cirrhosis-associated ascites symptom scale: A cohort study of 103 patients 
Agnete Nordheim Riedel, Nina Kimer, Anne-Sofie Houlberg Jensen, Emilie Kristine Dahl, Mads Israelsen, Luise Aamann, Lise Lotte Gluud 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1650-1657. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1650
Meta-Analysis
Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in the setting of liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Quirino Lai, Fabio Melandro, Zoe Larghi Laureiro, Francesco Giovanardi, Stefano Ginanni Corradini, Flaminia Ferri, Redan Hassan, Massimo Rossi, Gianluca Mennini 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1658-1665. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1658
Impact of enhanced recovery after surgery programs on pancreatic surgery: A meta-analysis 
Hai-Bin Ji, Wen-Tao Zhu, Qiang Wei, Xiao-Xiao Wang, Hai-Bin Wang, Qiang-Pu Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 24(15):1666-1678. Published online Apr 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i15.1666