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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, clinical and basic, 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, Clinical Research, Basic Study, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2024 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, Consultant Physician-Scientist, Doctor, Full Professor, Professor, (E-mail: kjkang@dsmc.or.kr) Department of Surgery, Keimyung University Dong-San Medical Center, Daegu 42601, South Korea
  • Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, FAASLD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FRCP, MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Research Scientist, (E-mail: pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu) Medicine-Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
The WJH is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI, Web of Science), Scopus, Reference Citation Analysis, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics

The 2024 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2023 journal impact factor (JIF) for WJH as 2.5; JIF without journal self cites: 2.4; 5-year JIF: 2.7; JIF Rank: 71/143 in gastroenterology and hepatology; JIF Quartile: Q2; and 5-year JIF Quartile: Q3.

The WJH’s CiteScore for 2023 is 4.1 and Scopus CiteScore rank 2023: Hepatology is 41/82.
1948-5182 (online)
Manuela Cesaretti, Alessandro Izzo, Roberta Anna Pellegrino, Alessandro Galli, Orestes Mavrothalassitis 
World J Hepatol 16(6):883-890. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v16.i6.883
Observational Study
Sashwath Srikanth, Vibhor Garg, Lakshmi Subramanian, Jyoti Verma, Hansika Sharma, Harroop Singh Klair, Shrenil A Kavathia, Jithin Kolli Teja, Nikhil Sai Vasireddy, Kumar Anmol, Dhanush Kolli, Shruti Sanjay Bodhankar, Sobya Hashmi, Shaylika Chauhan, Rupak Desai 
World J Hepatol 16(6):912-919. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v16.i6.912
Basic Study
Case Report