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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, 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
Recent advances in non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging assessment of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Davide Ippolito, Riccardo Inchingolo, Luigi Grazioli, Silvia Girolama Drago, Michele Nardella, Marco Gatti, Riccardo Faletti 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2413-2426. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2413
Taking advantage of the potential of mesenchymal stromal cells in liver regeneration: Cells and extracellular vesicles as therapeutic strategies 
Esteban Juan Fiore, Luciana María Domínguez, Juan Bayo, Mariana Gabriela García, Guillermo Daniel Mazzolini 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2427-2440. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2427
Feasibility of using marginal liver grafts in living donor liver transplantation 
Xiang Lan, Hua Zhang, Hong-Yu Li, Ke-Fei Chen, Fei Liu, Yong-Gang Wei, Bo Li 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2441-2456. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2441
Minireviews
Vedolizumab for inflammatory bowel disease: From randomized controlled trials to real-life evidence 
Maria Lia Scribano 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2457-2467. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2457
Basic Study
Dynamic alterations in the gut microbiota and metabolome during the development of methionine-choline-deficient diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 
Jian-Zhong Ye, Ya-Ting Li, Wen-Rui Wu, Ding Shi, Dai-Qiong Fang, Li-Ya Yang, Xiao-Yuan Bian, Jing-Jing Wu, Qing Wang, Xian-Wan Jiang, Cong-Gao Peng, Wan-Chun Ye, Peng-Cheng Xia, Lan-Juan Li 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2468-2481. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2468
Case Control Study
Association of twelve polymorphisms in three onco-lncRNA genes with hepatocellular cancer risk and prognosis: A case-control study 
Ben-Gang Wang, Qian Xu, Zhi Lv, Xin-Xin Fang, Han-Xi Ding, Jing Wen, Yuan Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2482-2490. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2482
Retrospective Cohort Study
Subtotal colonic bypass plus colostomy with antiperistaltic cecoproctostomy for the treatment of slow transit constipation in an aged population: A retrospective control study 
Yang Yang, Yong-Li Cao, Wen-Hang Wang, Yuan-Yao Zhang, Nan Zhao, Dong Wei 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2491-2500. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2491
Retrospective Study
Transarterial embolization and low-dose continuous hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy with oxaliplatin and raltitrexed for hepatocellular carcinoma with major portal vein tumor thrombus 
Lin-Zhong Zhu, Song Xu, Hai-Long Qian 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2501-2507. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2501
Clinical Trials Study
Clinical and prognostic significance of Raf kinase inhibitory protein expression in gastrointestinal stromal tumors 
Yang Wang, Juan-Juan Chen, Xiao-Fei Wang, Qiang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2508-2517. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2508
Meta-Analysis
Comparing outcomes for endoscopic submucosal dissection between Eastern and Western countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Dane Christina Daoud, Nicolas Suter, Madeleine Durand, Mickael Bouin, Bernard Faulques, Daniel von Renteln 
World J Gastroenterol 24(23):2518-2536. Published online Jun 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i23.2518