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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
15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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) Chief Gastroenterology, VA Long Beach Health Care System, University of California, 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 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.
ISSN
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Opinion Review
Repurposing drugs to target nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 
Silvia Sookoian, Carlos J Pirola 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1783-1796. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1783
Review
Central role of Yes-associated protein and WW-domain-containing transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif in pancreatic cancer development 
Enrique Rozengurt, Guido Eibl 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1797-1816. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1797
Minireviews
Considerations of elderly factors to manage the complication of liver cirrhosis in elderly patients 
Kenya Kamimura, Akira Sakamaki, Hiroteru Kamimura, Toru Setsu, Takeshi Yokoo, Masaaki Takamura, Shuji Terai 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1817-1827. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1817
Basic Study
Lysyl oxidase and hypoxia-inducible factor 1α: biomarkers of gastric cancer 
Ya-Lin Han, Li Chen, Rui Qin, Guan-Qing Wang, Xiao-Hua Lin, Guang-Hai Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1828-1839. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1828
Predictive and prognostic implications of 4E-BP1, Beclin-1, and LC3 for cetuximab treatment combined with chemotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer with wild-type KRAS: Analysis from real-world data 
Gui-Fang Guo, Yi-Xing Wang, Yi-Jun Zhang, Xiu-Xing Chen, Jia-Bin Lu, Hao-Hua Wang, Chang Jiang, Hui-Quan Qiu, Liang-Ping Xia 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1840-1853. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1840
Extract of Cycas revoluta Thunb. enhances the inhibitory effect of 5-fluorouracil on gastric cancer cells through the AKT-mTOR pathway 
Xing-Liang Cui, Ke-Ji Li, Hai-Xia Ren, Yong-Jian Zhang, Xiao-Dong Liu, Bao-Guo Bu, Lei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1854-1864. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1854
Unconjugated bilirubin alleviates experimental ulcerative colitis by regulating intestinal barrier function and immune inflammation 
Jia-Dong Zheng, Yan He, Heng-Yuan Yu, Yuan-Li Liu, Yi-Xuan Ge, Xue-Ting Li, Xue Li, Yan Wang, Meng-Ru Guo, Yi-Lin Qu, Xiao-Fa Qin, Ming-Shan Jiang, Xiu-Hong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1865-1878. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1865
Retrospective Study
Value of pretransplant albumin-bilirubin score in predicting outcomes after liver transplantation 
Tao Ma, Qing-Shan Li, Yue Wang, Bo Wang, Zheng Wu, Yi Lv, Rong-Qian Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1879-1889. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1879
Observational Study
Mechanism of exosomal microRNA-224 in development of hepatocellular carcinoma and its diagnostic and prognostic value 
Yao Cui, Hai-Feng Xu, Ming-Yue Liu, Yu-Jie Xu, Jun-Chuang He, Yun Zhou, Shun-Dong Cang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1890-1898. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1890
Case Report
Colon perforation due to antigenemia-negative cytomegalovirus gastroenteritis after liver transplantation: A case report and review of literature 
Takahiro Yokose, Hideaki Obara, Masahiro Shinoda, Yutaka Nakano, Minoru Kitago, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Yohei Yamada, Kentaro Matsubara, Go Oshima, Shutaro Hori, Sho Ibuki, Hisanobu Higashi, Yuki Masuda, Masanori Hayashi, Takehiko Mori, Miho Kawaida, Takumi Fujimura, Ken Hoshino, Kaori Kameyama, Tatsuo Kuroda, Yuko Kitagawa 
World J Gastroenterol 25(15):1899-1906. Published online Apr 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i15.1899