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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastroenterology

World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG, World J Gastroenterol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. WJG accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJG are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJG is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJG include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2021 Published Issues
18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • 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) Gastroenterology Research Department, University of California Irvine and the Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, CA 90822, United States
Indexing/Abstracting
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 2020 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2019 impact factor (IF) for WJG as 3.665;  IF without journal self cites: 3.534; 5-year IF: 4.048; Ranking: 35 among 88 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology; and Quartile category: Q2. The WJG’s CiteScore for 2019 is 7.1 and Scopus CiteScore rank 2019: Gastroenterology is 17/137.
ISSN
1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Evidence Review
Review
Minireviews
Hirokazu Saito, Yoshihiro Kadono, Takashi Shono, Kentaro Kamikawa, Atsushi Urata, Jiro Nasu, Haruo Imamura, Ikuo Matsushita, Shuji Tada 
World J Gastroenterol 27(18):2131-2140. Published online May 14, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i18.2131
Basic Study
Shun Takayama, Kazuhiro Katada, Tomohisa Takagi, Takaya Iida, Tomohiro Ueda, Katsura Mizushima, Yasuki Higashimura, Mayuko Morita, Tetsuya Okayama, Kazuhiro Kamada, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Osamu Handa, Takeshi Ishikawa, Zenta Yasukawa, Tsutomu Okubo, Yoshito Itoh, Yuji Naito 
World J Gastroenterol 27(18):2160-2176. Published online May 14, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i18.2160
Retrospective Cohort Study
Ewa Janczewska, Mateusz Franciszek Kołek, Beata Lorenc, Jakub Klapaczyński, Magdalena Tudrujek-Zdunek, Marek Sitko, Włodzimierz Mazur, Dorota Zarębska-Michaluk, Iwona Buczyńska, Dorota Dybowska, Agnieszka Czauż-Andrzejuk, Hanna Berak, Rafał Krygier, Jerzy Jaroszewicz, Jolanta Citko, Anna Piekarska, Beata Dobracka, Łukasz Socha, Zbigniew Deroń, Łukasz Laurans, Jolanta Białkowska-Warzecha, Olga Tronina, Brygida Adamek, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz, Krzysztof Simon, Malgorzata Pawłowska, Waldemar Halota, Robert Flisiak 
World J Gastroenterol 27(18):2177-2192. Published online May 14, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i18.2177
Retrospective Study
Maria Conticchio, Riccardo Inchingolo, Antonella Delvecchio, Letizia Laera, Francesca Ratti, Maximiliano Gelli, Ferdinando Anelli, Alexis Laurent, Giulio Vitali, Paolo Magistri, Giacomo Assirati, Emanuele Felli, Taiga Wakabayashi, Patrick Pessaux, Tullio Piardi, Fabrizio di Benedetto, Nicola de'Angelis, Javier Briceño, Antonio Rampoldi, Renè Adam, Daniel Cherqui, Luca Antonio Aldrighetti, Riccardo Memeo 
World J Gastroenterol 27(18):2205-2218. Published online May 14, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i18.2205
Clinical Trials Study
Observational Study