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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
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WJH is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), 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.
1948-5182 (online)
Hepatitis C resistance to NS5A inhibitors: Is it going to be a problem? 
Heidar Sharafi, Seyed Moayed Alavian 
World J Hepatol 10(9):543-548. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.543
Challenge of hepatitis C in Egypt and hepatitis B in Mauritania 
Issam I Raad, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Harrys A Torres, Ehab Mouris Ayoub, Liliane Iskander Narouz, Jalen Bartek, Ray Hachem 
World J Hepatol 10(9):549-557. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.549
Micro-RNAs in hepatitis B virus-related chronic liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma 
Evangelista Sagnelli, Nicoletta Potenza, Lorenzo Onorato, Caterina Sagnelli, Nicola Coppola, Aniello Russo 
World J Hepatol 10(9):558-570. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.558
Treatment strategies for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: Sorafenib vs hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy 
Issei Saeki, Takahiro Yamasaki, Masaki Maeda, Takuro Hisanaga, Takuya Iwamoto, Koichi Fujisawa, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Isao Hidaka, Yoshio Marumoto, Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Naoki Yamamoto, Yutaka Suehiro, Taro Takami, Isao Sakaida 
World J Hepatol 10(9):571-584. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.571
Current evidence on the management of hepatitis B in pregnancy 
Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Ivan Gentile, Antonio Riccardo Buonomo, Biagio Pinchera, Guglielmo Borgia 
World J Hepatol 10(9):585-594. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.585
Hepatocellular carcinoma occurrence in DAA-treated hepatitis C virus patients: Correlated or incidental? A brief review 
Eleni Gigi, Vasileios I Lagopoulos, Eleni Bekiari 
World J Hepatol 10(9):595-602. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.595
Progression and status of antiviral monitoring in patients with chronic hepatitis B: From HBsAg to HBV RNA 
Ya-Yun Liu, Xue-Song Liang 
World J Hepatol 10(9):603-611. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.603
Retrospective Study
Metabolic syndrome does not affect sustained virologic response of direct-acting antivirals while hepatitis C clearance improves hemoglobin A1c 
Tien S Dong, Elizabeth S Aby, Jihane N Benhammou, Jenna Kawamoto, Steven-Huy Han, Folasade P May, Joseph R Pisegna 
World J Hepatol 10(9):612-621. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.612
Observational Study
Chronic hepatitis B virus monoinfection at a university hospital in Zambia 
Michael J Vinikoor, Edford Sinkala, Annie Kanunga, Mutinta Muchimba, Bright Nsokolo, Roma Chilengi, Gilles Wandeler, Joseph Mulenga, Tina Chisenga, Debika Bhattacharya, Michael S Saag, Graham Foster, Michael W Fried, Paul Kelly 
World J Hepatol 10(9):622-628. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.622
Systematic Reviews
Acute liver failure secondary to severe systemic disease from fatal hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: Case report and systematic literature review 
Mitchell S Cappell, Ismail Hader, Mitual Amin 
World J Hepatol 10(9):629-636. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.629
Letters To The Editor
Protecting kidneys in liver transplant patients: A pathway to preventive interventions 
Lena Sibulesky, Scott W Biggins, Raimund Pichler 
World J Hepatol 10(9):637-638. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.637