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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
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Editors-in-Chief
  • Damián García-Olmo, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, (E-mail: damian.garcia@uam.es)Department of Surgery, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid 28040, Spain
  • Stephen C Strom, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:stephen.strom@ki.se)Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 141-86, Sweden
  • 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)
Minireviews
Epidemiology, determinants, and management of AIDS cholangiopathy: A review 
Maliha Naseer, Francis E Dailey, Alhareth Al Juboori, Sami Samiullah, Veysel Tahan 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):767-774. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.767
Basic Study
Glucose transporter expression in the human colon 
Flavia Merigo, Alessandro Brandolese, Sonia Facchin, Silvia Missaggia, Paolo Bernardi, Federico Boschi, Renata D’Incà, Edoardo Vincenzo Savarino, Andrea Sbarbati, Giacomo Carlo Sturniolo 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):775-793. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.775
Translational pancreatic cancer research: A comparative study on patient-derived xenograft models 
Mercedes Rubio-Manzanares Dorado, Luis Miguel Marín Gómez, Daniel Aparicio Sánchez, Sheila Pereira Arenas, Juan Manuel Praena-Fernández, Juan Jose Borrero Martín, Francisco Farfán López, Miguel Ángel Gómez Bravo, Jordi Muntané Relat, Javier Padillo Ruiz 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):794-809. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.794
Cryopreservation for delayed circulating tumor cell isolation is a valid strategy for prognostic association of circulating tumor cells in gastroesophageal cancer 
Daniel Brungs, David Lynch, Alison WS Luk, Elahe Minaei, Marie Ranson, Morteza Aghmesheh, Kara L Vine, Martin Carolan, Mouhannad Jaber, Paul de Souza, Therese M Becker 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):810-818. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.810
Metformin attenuates motility, contraction, and fibrogenic response of hepatic stellate cells in vivo and in vitro by activating AMP-activated protein kinase 
Zhen Li, Qian Ding, Li-Ping Ling, Ying Wu, Dong-Xiao Meng, Xiao Li, Chun-Qing Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):819-832. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.819
Fish oil alleviates liver injury induced by intestinal ischemia/reperfusion via AMPK/SIRT-1/autophagy pathway 
Hui-Rong Jing, Fu-Wen Luo, Xing-Ming Liu, Xiao-Feng Tian, Yun Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):833-843. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.833
Retrospective Cohort Study
Elderly patients had more severe postoperative complications after pancreatic resection: A retrospective analysis of 727 patients 
Ying-Tai Chen, Fu-Hai Ma, Cheng-Feng Wang, Dong-Bing Zhao, Ya-Wei Zhang, Yan-Tao Tian 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):844-851. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.844
Retrospective Study
Predictors of functional benefit of hepatitis C therapy in a ‘real-life’ cohort 
Niels Steinebrunner, Kerstin Stein, Catharina Sandig, Thomas Bruckner, Wolfgang Stremmel, Anita Pathil 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):852-861. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.852
Predictors of post-treatment stenosis in cervical esophageal cancer undergoing high-dose radiotherapy 
Jun Won Kim, Tae Hyung Kim, Jie-Hyun Kim, Ik Jae Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):862-869. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.862
Case Report
Esophageal metastasis of stem cell-subtype hepatocholangiocarcinoma: Rare presentation of a rare tumor 
Maëva Salimon, Nicolas Chapelle, Tamara Matysiak-Budnik, Jean-François Mosnier, Eric Frampas, Yann Touchefeu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):870-875. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.870
Correction
Correction for “Evaluation of a multiplex PCR assay for detection of cytomegalovirus in stool samples from patients with ulcerative colitis” (World J Gastroenterol 2015; 21: 12667-12675) 
Akira Hokama 
World J Gastroenterol 24(7):876-876. Published online Feb 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i7.876