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World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG, World J Gastroenterol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. WJG accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJG are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJG is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJG include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
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) Gastroenterology Research Department, University of California Irvine and the Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System, 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 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.
ISSN
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Minireviews
Pathogenesis and clinical management of Helicobacter pylori gastric infection 
Breno Bittencourt de Brito, Filipe Antônio França da Silva, Aline Silva Soares, Vinícius Afonso Pereira, Maria Luísa Cordeiro Santos, Mariana Miranda Sampaio, Pedro Henrique Moreira Neves, Fabrício Freire de Melo 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5578-5589. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5578
Basic Study
Oncogenic ADAM28 induces gemcitabine resistance and predicts a poor prognosis in pancreatic cancer 
Li Wei, Jing-Yun Wen, Jie Chen, Xiao-Kun Ma, Dong-Hao Wu, Zhan-Hong Chen, Jiang-Long Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5590-5603. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5590
Case Control Study
Correlation of plasma miR-21 and miR-93 with radiotherapy and chemotherapy efficacy and prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Wen-Tao Wang, Chang-Qing Guo, Guang-Hui Cui, Song Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5604-5618. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5604
Retrospective Cohort Study
Accuracy of an administrative database for pancreatic cancer by international classification of disease 10th codes: A retrospective large-cohort study 
Young-Jae Hwang, Seon Mee Park, Soomin Ahn, Jong-Chan Lee, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5619-5629. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5619
Post-transplant infection improves outcome of hepatocellular carcinoma patients after orthotopic liver transplantation 
Jia-Shuo Chao, Sen-Lin Zhao, Si-Wen Ou-yang, Yong-Bing Qian, Ai-Qun Liu, Hua-Mei Tang, Lin Zhong, Zhi-Hai Peng, Jun-Ming Xu, Hong-Cheng Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5630-5640. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5630
Retrospective Study
Short-term efficacy of robotic and laparoscopic spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymphadenectomy via Huang's three-step maneuver for advanced upper gastric cancer: Results from a propensity score-matched study 
Jia-Bin Wang, Zhi-Yu Liu, Qi-Yue Chen, Qing Zhong, Jian-Wei Xie, Jian-Xian Lin, Jun Lu, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Ju-Li Lin, Hua-Long Zheng, Si-Jin Que, Chao-Hui Zheng, Chang-Ming Huang, Ping Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5641-5654. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5641
Estimating survival benefit of adjuvant therapy based on a Bayesian network prediction model in curatively resected advanced gallbladder adenocarcinoma 
Zhi-Min Geng, Zhi-Qiang Cai, Zhen Zhang, Zhao-Hui Tang, Feng Xue, Chen Chen, Dong Zhang, Qi Li, Rui Zhang, Wen-Zhi Li, Lin Wang, Shu-Bin Si 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5655-5666. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5655
Soluble mannose receptor as a predictor of prognosis of hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure 
Tai-Ping Li, Shi-He Guan, Qin Wang, Li-Wen Chen, Kai Yang, Hao Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5667-5675. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5667
Observational Study
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Beyond the natural history 
Salvatore Magrì, Danilo Paduano, Fabio Chicco, Arianna Cingolani, Cristiana Farris, Giovanna Delogu, Francesca Tumbarello, Mariantonia Lai, Alessandro Melis, Laura Casula, Massimo C Fantini, Paolo Usai 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5676-5686. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5676
Prospective Study
Long-term outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma that underwent chemoembolization for bridging or downstaging 
Breno Boueri Affonso, Francisco Leonardo Galastri, Joaquim Mauricio da Motta Leal Filho, Felipe Nasser, Priscila Mina Falsarella, Rafael Noronha Cavalcante, Marcio Dias de Almeida, Guilherme Eduardo Gonçalves Felga, Leonardo Guedes Moreira Valle, Nelson Wolosker 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5687-5701. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5687
Meta-Analysis
Is there an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and irritable bowel syndrome? A meta-analysis 
Qin Xiang Ng, Nadine Xinhui Foo, Wayren Loke, Yun Qing Koh, Vanessa Jing Min Seah, Alex Yu Sen Soh, Wee Song Yeo 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5702-5710. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5702
Is total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy superior to open procedure? A meta-analysis 
Hua Zhang, Xiang Lan, Bing Peng, Bo Li 
World J Gastroenterol 25(37):5711-5731. Published online Oct 7, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i37.5711