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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 (36 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 >>

2017 Published Issues
  • Clara Balsano, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:clara.balsano@cnr.it)Departement of Biomedicine, Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology, Rome 00161, Italy
  • Wan-Long Chuang, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, (E-mail:waloch@kmu.edu.tw)Hepatobiliary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
  • Lucia Pacifico, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00161, Italy
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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)
Role of pregnane X-receptor in regulating bacterial translocation in chronic liver diseases 
Sundhar Mohandas, Balasubramaniyan Vairappan 
World J Hepatol 9(32):1210-1226. Published online Nov 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i32.1210
Basic Study
Liver atrophy after percutaneous transhepatic portal embolization occurs in two histological phases: Hepatocellular atrophy followed by apoptosis 
Yasuhito Iwao, Hidenori Ojima, Tatsushi Kobayashi, Yoji Kishi, Satoshi Nara, Minoru Esaki, Kazuaki Shimada, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Minoru Tanabe, Yae Kanai 
World J Hepatol 9(32):1227-1238. Published online Nov 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i32.1227