|Name of Journal||World Journal of Hepatology|
|Title Abbreviation||World J Hepatol|
World Journal of Hepatology (WJH, World J Hepatol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. Accepting both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts, the WJH mainly publishes high-quality clinical research articles to improve the academic influence of authors, help cultivate distinguished hepatologists, and promote the development of hepatology. The types of articles published in the WJH include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Topic Highlight, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Advances in Diagnosis, Advances in Treatment, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report.
The primary aim of the WJH is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of hepatology with a platform to publish high-quality clinical research articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of manuscript publication, the WJH has implemented a variety of measures as follows:
First, authors must prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report.
Second, articles published in the WJH must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review, where peer reviewers and authors come from different countries and independent peer reviewers are chosen by the editorial office, not by authors, to ensure the fairness of peer review.
Third, designation of co-first authors or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.
Fourth, the WJH accepts a manuscript based mainly on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, picture reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements. Of note, peer reviewers will complete the peer review within 7 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.
Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production and release, must be completed within 7 days.Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent, conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to ensure that the publishing process is open and transparent.
mainly publishes research results and findings obtained in the field of hepatology
covering a wide range of topics including chronic cholestatic liver diseases,
cirrhosis and its complications, clinical alcoholic liver disease, drug induced
liver disease autoimmune, fatty liver disease, genetic and pediatric liver
diseases, hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatic stellate cells and fibrosis, liver
immunology, liver regeneration, liver transplantation, biliary tract
pathophysiology, non-invasive markers of liver fibrosis, viral hepatitis A and
E, viral hepatitis B and D, and viral hepatitis C.
|Open Access||Open access|
|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.|
|Article Processing Charge||Article processing charge|
|Editors-in-Chief||Ke-Qin Hu, Koo Jeong Kang, Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos|
|Research Domain||Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Article Reprints||Article reprints|
|Help Desk||Help desk|
|Special Statement||Special statement|
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