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Welcome to the World Journal of Hepatology

The World Journal of Hepatology (WJH) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of hepatology.  It was launched on October 31, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage hepatologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJH 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 WJH 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 WJH’s acceptance rate: 51%. Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Ke-Qin Hu, FAASLD, MD, Director, Professor, (E-mail: kqhu@uci.edu) Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, United States
  • Koo Jeong Kang, MD, PhD, Professor, (Email: kjkang@dsmc.or.kr) Division of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Department of surgery, Keimyung University Dong-San Medical Center, Daegu 41931, South Korea
  • Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, FACP, FRCP (C), MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Research Scientist, (E-mail: pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu) Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
The WJH is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2015): 0.858; IPP (Impact per Publication) (2015): 2.730; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2015): 1.206; and CiteScore (2016): 3.66.
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Update on management of gastric varices 
Louisa J Vine, Mohsan Subhani, Juan G Acevedo 
World J Hepatol 11(3):250-260. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.250
Hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation: Risk factors, screening and clinical presentation 
Norma Arteiro Filgueira 
World J Hepatol 11(3):261-272. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.261
Basic Study
Protective action of glutamine in rats with severe acute liver failure 
Elizângela G Schemitt, Renata M Hartmann, Josieli R Colares, Francielli Licks, Jéferson O Salvi, Cláudio A Marroni, Norma P Marroni 
World J Hepatol 11(3):273-286. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.273
Retrospective Cohort Study
Extreme hyperbilirubinemia: An indicator of morbidity and mortality in sickle cell disease 
John Paul Haydek, Cesar Taborda, Rushikesh Shah, Preeti A Reshamwala, Morgan L McLemore, Fuad El Rassi, Saurabh Chawla 
World J Hepatol 11(3):287-293. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.287
Observational Study
Angiogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma: An immunohistochemistry study 
Decebal Fodor, Ioan Jung, Sabin Turdean, Catalin Satala, Simona Gurzu 
World J Hepatol 11(3):294-304. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.294
Randomized Clinical Trial
Preoperative immunonutrition in patients undergoing liver resection: A prospective randomized trial 
Kylie Russell, Han-Guang Zhang, Lyn K Gillanders, Adam SJR Bartlett, Helena L Fisk, Philip C Calder, Peter J Swan, Lindsay D Plank 
World J Hepatol 11(3):305-317. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.305
Case Report
Intraperitoneal rupture of the hydatid cyst: Four case reports and literature review 
Sami Akbulut, Fatih Ozdemir 
World J Hepatol 11(3):318-329. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.318
Letter To The Editor
Persistent elevation of fibrosis biomarker cartilage oligomeric matrix protein following hepatitis C virus eradication 
Kristofer Andréasson, Göran Jönsson, Roger Hesselstrand, Hans Norrgren 
World J Hepatol 11(3):330-334. Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.330