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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • 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) Chief Gastroenterology, VA Long Beach Health Care System, University of California, Long Beach, CA 90822, United States
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 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)
Opinion Review
Cyst fluid glucose: An alternative to carcinoembryonic antigen for pancreatic mucinous cysts 
César Vivian Lopes 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2271-2278. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2271
Mechanisms of hepatocellular carcinoma progression 
Olorunseun O Ogunwobi, Trisheena Harricharran, Jeannette Huaman, Anna Galuza, Oluwatoyin Odumuwagun, Yin Tan, Grace X Ma, Minhhuyen T Nguyen 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2279-2293. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2279
Congenital peritoneal encapsulation: A review and novel classification system 
Aneesh Dave, James McMahon, Assad Zahid 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2294-2307. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2294
Autoimmune hepatitis and IgG4-related disease 
Kosuke Minaga, Tomohiro Watanabe, Hobyung Chung, Masatoshi Kudo 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2308-2314. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2308
Basic Study
Electroacupuncture at ST36 modulates gastric motility via vagovagal and sympathetic reflexes in rats 
Meng-Jiang Lu, Zhi Yu, Yan He, Yin Yin, Bin Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2315-2326. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2315
Case Control Study
Risk factors for progression to acute-on-chronic liver failure during severe acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Ling Yuan, Bai-Mei Zeng, Lu-Lu Liu, Yi Ren, Yan-Qing Yang, Jun Chu, Ying Li, Fang-Wan Yang, Yi-Huai He, Shi-De Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2327-2337. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2327
Retrospective Study
Role of D2 gastrectomy in gastric cancer with clinical para-aortic lymph node metastasis 
Xiao-Hao Zheng, Wen Zhang, Lin Yang, Chun-Xia Du, Ning Li, Gu-Sheng Xing, Yan-Tao Tian, Yi-Bin Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2338-2353. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2338
Observational Study
Combined evaluation of biomarkers as predictor of maintained remission in Crohn’s disease 
Elisa Sollelis, Régine Minet Quinard, Guillaume Bouguen, Marion Goutte, Félix Goutorbe, Damien Bouvier, Bruno Pereira, Gilles Bommelaer, Anthony Buisson 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2354-2364. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2354
Prospective Study
Change in arterial tumor perfusion is an early biomarker of lenvatinib efficacy in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma 
Hidekatsu Kuorda, Tamami Abe, Yudai Fujiwara, Takuya Okamoto, Miki Yonezawa, Hiroki Sato, Kei Endo, Takayoshi Oikawa, Kei Sawara, Yasuhiro Takikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2365-2372. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2365
Randomized Controlled Trial
New antireflux plastic stent for patients with distal malignant biliary obstruction 
Xiang-Lei Yuan, Bin Wei, Lian-Song Ye, Chun-Cheng Wu, Qing-Hua Tan, Ming-Hong Yao, Yu-Hang Zhang, Xian-Hui Zeng, Yan Li, Yu-Yan Zhang, Bing Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2373-2382. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2373
High-risk symptoms and quantitative faecal immunochemical test accuracy: Systematic review and meta-analysis 
Noel Pin Vieito, Sara Zarraquiños, Joaquín Cubiella 
World J Gastroenterol 25(19):2383-2401. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i19.2383