Published online Jan 27, 2020. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v12.i1.1
Peer-review started: December 10, 2019
First decision: December 17, 2019
Revised: December 17, 2019
Accepted: December 19, 2019
Article in press: December 19, 2019
Published online: January 27, 2020
Core tip: The first editorial board meeting of the World Journal of Hepatology (WJH) was held on November 8, 2019 in Boston, MA, United States. During the meeting, the attendees discussed about the future strategy of the development of the WJH. Many new ideas, including for the business aspect and the scientific aspect, were proposed. Both the editorial office and the editorial board will make efforts based on this discussion to bring the WJH to the next level.