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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
Editors-in-Chief
  • 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, Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), 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)
Editorial
Portal vein thrombosis in cirrhotic patients - it is always the small pieces that make the big picture 
Irina Gîrleanu, Anca Trifan, Carol Stanciu, Cătălin Sfarti 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4419-4427. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4419
Novel targeting approaches and signaling pathways of colorectal cancer: An insight 
Ankita Tiwari, Shivani Saraf, Amit Verma, Pritish Kumar Panda, Sanjay K Jain 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4428-4435. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4428
Minireviews
Carcinogenesis on the background of liver fibrosis: Implications for the management of hepatocellular cancer 
Joanne Marie O’Rourke, Vandana Mridhu Sagar, Tahir Shah, Shishir Shetty 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4436-4447. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4436
Basic Study
Sheng-jiang powder ameliorates obesity-induced pancreatic inflammatory injury via stimulating activation of the AMPK signalling pathway in rats 
Yi-Fan Miao, Juan Li, Yu-Mei Zhang, Lv Zhu, Huan Chen, Ling Yuan, Jing Hu, Xiao-Lin Yi, Qiu-Ting Wu, Mei-Hua Wan, Wen-Fu Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4448-4461. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4448
Case Control Study
Molecular evaluation of glutathione S transferase family genes in patients with sporadic colorectal cancer 
Gabriela Helena Rodrigues-Fleming, Glaucia Maria de Mendonça Fernandes, Anelise Russo, Patrícia Matos Biselli-Chicote, João Gomes Netinho, Érika Cristina Pavarino, Eny Maria Goloni-Bertollo 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4462-4471. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4462
Retrospective Cohort Study
Barrett’s esophagus with high grade dysplasia is associated with non-esophageal cancer 
Nir Bar, Naama Schwartz, Michal Nissim, Naomi Fliss-Isacov, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Revital Kariv 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4472-4481. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4472
Retrospective Study
Agitation thrombolysis combined with catheter-directed thrombolysis for the treatment of non-cirrhotic acute portal vein thrombosis 
Chao-Yang Wang, Le-Qun Wei, Huan-Zhang Niu, Wan-Qin Gao, Tong Wang, Shun-Jun Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4482-4488. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4482
Ursodeoxycholic acid combined with percutaneous transhepatic balloon dilation for management of gallstones after elimination of common bile duct stones 
Hai-Yang Chang, Chang-Jun Wang, Bin Liu, Yong-Zheng Wang, Wu-Jie Wang, Wei Wang, Dong Li, Yu-Liang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4489-4498. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4489
Postoperative survival analysis and prognostic nomogram model for patients with portal hypertension 
Ya-Fei Zhang, Hong Ji, Hong-Wei Lu, Le Lu, Lei Wang, Jin-Long Wang, Yi-Ming Li 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4499-4509. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4499
Observational Study
Fungal dysbiosis predicts the diagnosis of pediatric Crohn’s disease 
Mohammad I El Mouzan, Kirill S Korolev, Mohammad A Al Mofarreh, Rajita Menon, Harland S Winter, Ahmad A Al Sarkhy, Scot E Dowd, Ahmad M Al Barrag, Asaad A Assiri 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4510-4516. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4510
Correction
Correction to “Maturity of associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy-derived liver regeneration in a rat model [World J Gastroenterol 2018 March 14; 24(10): 1107-1119]” 
Yi-Fan Tong, Xiu-Jun Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 24(39):4517-4518. Published online Oct 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i39.4517