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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), and Scopus.
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.
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Retrospective Study
Paracentesis in cirrhotics is associated with increased risk of 30-day readmission 
Lindsay A Sobotka, Rohan M Modi, Akshay Vijayaraman, A James Hanje, Anthony J Michaels, Lanla F Conteh, Alice Hinton, Ashraf El-Hinnawi, Khalid Mumtaz 
World J Hepatol 10(6):425-432. Published online Jun 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i6.425
Systematic Reviews
Systematic review of the outcomes of surgical resection for intermediate and advanced Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage hepatocellular carcinoma: A critical appraisal of the evidence 
Ye Xin Koh, Hwee Leong Tan, Weng Kit Lye, Juinn Huar Kam, Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, Siong San Tan, Su Pin Choo, Alexander Yaw Fui Chung, Brian Kim Poh Goh 
World J Hepatol 10(6):433-447. Published online Jun 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i6.433
Letters To The Editor
Responsibility of hepatitis C virus in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma: From molecular alterations to possible solutions 
Gaetano Bertino, Giulia Malaguarnera, Evelise Frazzetto, Alice Sciuto, Gaetano Inserra, Guido Nicola Zanghì, Michele Malaguarnera 
World J Hepatol 10(6):448-451. Published online Jun 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i6.448