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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
  • 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
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.
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Locoregional therapy response in patients with hepatocellular cancer waiting for liver transplantation: Only selection or biological effect? 
Quirino Lai, Michele Di Martino, Pierleone Lucatelli, Gianluca Mennini 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3469-3471. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3469
Helicobacter pylori: A foodborne pathogen? 
Nicoletta C Quaglia, Angela Dambrosio 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3472-3487. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3472
Hepatitis B virus infection: Defective surface antigen expression and pathogenesis 
Chun-Chen Wu, Ying-Shan Chen, Liang Cao, Xin-Wen Chen, Meng-Ji Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3488-3499. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3488
Immunometabolism: A novel perspective of liver cancer microenvironment and its influence on tumor progression 
Qi Zhang, Yu Lou, Xue-Li Bai, Ting-Bo Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3500-3512. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3500
Osteoporosis in primary biliary cholangitis 
Christopher J Danford, Hirsh D Trivedi, Konstantinos Papamichael, Elliot B Tapper, Alan Bonder 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3513-3520. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3513
Ubiquitin-proteasome system and oxidative stress in liver transplantation 
Norma Alva, Arnau Panisello-Roselló, Marta Flores, Joan Roselló-Catafau, Teresa Carbonell 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3521-3530. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3521
Basic Study
Stomach wall structure and vessels imaging by acoustic resolution photoacoustic microscopy 
Cheng Wang, Yu-Fei Lu, Chun-Miao Cai, Hua-Zhong Xiang, Gang Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3531-3537. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3531
Clinical correlation of B7-H3 and B3GALT4 with the prognosis of colorectal cancer 
Ting Zhang, Fang Wang, Jing-Yi Wu, Zhi-Chao Qiu, Yan Wang, Fen Liu, Xiao-Song Ge, Xiao-Wei Qi, Yong Mao, Dong Hua 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3538-3546. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3538
Retrospective Cohort Study
Favorable clinical outcome of nonalcoholic liver cirrhosis patients with coronary artery disease: A population-based study 
Ming-Chang Tsai, Tzu-Wei Yang, Chi-Chih Wang, Yao-Tung Wang, Wen-Wei Sung, Ming-Hseng Tseng, Chun-Che Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3547-3555. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3547
Prospective Study
PillCamColon2 after incomplete colonoscopy - A prospective multicenter study 
Peter Baltes, Marc Bota, Jörg Albert, Michael Philipper, Hans-Georg Hörster, Friedrich Hagenmüller, Ingo Steinbrück, Ralf Jakobs, Matthias Bechtler, Dirk Hartmann, Horst Neuhaus, Jean-Pierre Charton, Rupert Mayershofer, Horst Hohn, Thomas Rösch, Stefan Groth, Tanja Nowak, Peter Wohlmuth, Martin Keuchel 
World J Gastroenterol 24(31):3556-3566. Published online Aug 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i31.3556