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About the Journal
Name of Journal World Journal of Gastroenterology
Title Abbreviation World J Gastroenterol
ISSN 1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
DOI 10.3748
Background World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG, World J Gastroenterol) 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. 
Aim

The primary aim of the WJG is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of gastroenterology and hepatology with a platform to publish high-quality clinical research articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of manuscript publication, the WJG has implemented a variety of measures as follows:

First, authors must prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report.

Second, articles published in the WJG must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review, where peer reviewers and authors come from different countries and independent peer reviewers are chosen by the editorial office, not by authors, to ensure the fairness of peer review.

Third, designation of co-first authors or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.

Fourth, the WJG accepts a manuscript based mainly on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, picture reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements. Of note, peer reviewers will complete the peer review within 7 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.

Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production and release, must be completed within 7 days.

Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent, conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to ensure that the publishing process is open and transparent.

Scope The WJG mainly publishes research results and findings obtained in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology covering a wide range of topics including gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal oncology, gastrointestinal radiation oncology, gastrointestinal imaging, gastrointestinal interventional therapy, gastrointestinal infectious diseases, gastrointestinal pharmacology, gastrointestinal pathophysiology, gastrointestinal pathology, evidence-based medicine in gastroenterology, pancreatology, gastrointestinal laboratory medicine, gastrointestinal molecular biology, gastrointestinal immunology, gastrointestinal microbiology, gastrointestinal genetics, gastrointestinal translational medicine, gastrointestinal diagnostics, and gastrointestinal therapeutics.
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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.
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Editors-in-Chief Subrata Ghosh, Andrzej S. Tarnawski
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Research Domain Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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