Last updated June 23, 2018
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Important Features and Guiding Principles of the WJH
First, the WJH is a high quality, single-blind, peer-reviewed, open access journal that rapidly reports multidisciplinary innovative scientific research findings in the field of hepatology through its publication of editorials, reviews, research papers, academic activity reports, and case reports. The WJH is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science).
Second, the WJH focuses on new research directions and progress in the field of hepatology, including (1) important scientific issues, academic thoughts, research methods, and other innovative original research; (2) progress of multidisciplinary research in the current field, addressed by comments on the current situation, problems and forward movement, and on the new directions underlying the development of this field; (3) the latest academic activities reflecting the newest research trends and including comments on new theories, methodologies, discoveries and ideas throughout the field-related academic activities, to guide practical research; and (4) reports on rare cases that can improve the overall understanding of the pathogenesis of major diseases, providing a new theoretical basis for their diagnosis and treatment.
Third, the WJH complies with the code of conduct for journal publishers developed by CrossRef, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), and is a member of all these associations.
Fourth, the WJH’s review cycle is 1-2 weeks, and the time from acceptance to final online publication is 1-2 weeks.
Finally, the WJH is edited and published by the BPG.
The BPG possesses many resources for publishing high quality academic journals, including the following:
First, BPG’s enterprise culture is consistently “abiding by publishing ethics and standards and providing services for authors and readers”.
Second, the BPG has introduced a 7-day publishing management system. Each process of peer-reviewed manuscript publication must be finished in 7 days. For example, the first manuscript submission, peer review, and first decision must each be finished in 7 days.
Third, the BPG is an internationally recognized professional publishing company, and it is a member of CrossRef, COPE, OASPA, ALPSP, and STM.
Fourth, the BPG follows the standards of Publication Ethics. For more information, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/288
Fifth, the BPG has established and strictly applies high quality peer review criteria. For more information, please visit: https://f6publishing.blob.core.windows.net/customuploadedfiles/BPG_Criteria_Checklist_for_New_Manuscript_Peer-Review.pdf
Sixth, the BPG has 26 years of experience in editing and publishing medical journals. We currently publish 43 clinical medical journals covering a wide range of topics, of which 4 are indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded, 23 in PubMed Central and PubMed, and 10 in Emerging Sources Citation Index. Among these, the World Journal of Gastroenterology has the highest impact factor (2016: 3.365).
Finally, the BPG has a self-developed multifunctional peer-review and online release system, whose featured functions are Authors Evaluation (authors tracking evaluation of the publisher) and Article Quality Tracking (reviewers tracking evaluation of article quality). In alignment with these quality standards, the BPG has created the ‘Baishideng Award’ to recognize authors who have published excellent articles in BPG’s journals. The first prize will be 5000 USD. The second prize will be 3000 USD. The third prize will be 2000 USD. In addition, each winner will be presented an official certificate for their ‘Baishideng Award’.