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Welcome to the World Journal of Hepatology

World Journal of Hepatology (WJH, World J Hepatol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. WJH accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJH are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJH is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of hepatology, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJH 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 >>

2020 Published Issues
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • 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 T Pyrsopoulos, FACP, FRCP (C), MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Research Scientist, (Email: pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu) Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
Indexing/Abstracting
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.
ISSN
1948-5182 (online)
Review
Gurjot Singh, Eric M Yoshida, Sahaj Rathi, Vladimir Marquez, Peter Kim, Siegfried R Erb, Baljinder S Salh 
World J Hepatol 12(9):558-573. Published online Sep 27, 2020. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v12.i9.558
Minireviews
Basic Study
Retrospective Cohort Study
Vishnu Charan Suresh Kumar, Prateek Suresh Harne, Samiran Mukherjee, Kashvi Gupta, Umair Masood, Anuj Vikrant Sharma, Jivan Lamichhane, Amit Singh Dhamoon, Bishnu Sapkota 
World J Hepatol 12(9):619-627. Published online Sep 27, 2020. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v12.i9.619
Retrospective Study
Mohamed Saleh Ismail, Manal Hassan, Saira Aijaz Khaderi, Wael Ahmed Yousry, Maha Mohsen Kamal El-Din, Mohamed Mohamed Bahaa El-Din, Osama Aboelfotoh El Sayed, Ahmed Omar Kaseb, John Alan Goss, Fasiha Kanwal, Prasun Kumar Jalal 
World J Hepatol 12(9):628-640. Published online Sep 27, 2020. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v12.i9.628
Yasuyuki Kamada, Tomohide Hori, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Michihiro Yamamoto, Masahiro Yamada, Takefumi Yazawa, Masaki Tani, Asahi Sato, Ryotaro Tani, Ryuhei Aoyama, Yudai Sasaki, Masazumi Zaima 
World J Hepatol 12(9):641-660. Published online Sep 27, 2020. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v12.i9.641
Prospective Study
Viviane Brandão Amorim, Daniella Braz Parente, Fernando Fernandes Paiva, Jaime Araújo Oliveira Neto, Amanda Almeida Miranda, Cláudia Cravo Moreira, Flávia Ferreira Fernandes, Carlos Frederico Ferreira Campos, Nathalie Carvalho Leite, Renata de Mello Perez, Rosana Souza Rodrigues 
World J Hepatol 12(9):661-671. Published online Sep 27, 2020. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v12.i9.661
Hideyuki Tamai, Naoki Shingaki, Yoshiyuki Ida, Ryo Shimizu, Shuya Maeshima, Junpei Okamura, Akira Kawashima, Taisei Nakao, Takeshi Hara, Hiroyoshi Matsutani, Izumi Nishikawa, Katsuhiko Higashi 
World J Hepatol 12(9):672-684. Published online Sep 27, 2020. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v12.i9.672
Case Report