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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), Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), 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.
1948-5182 (online)
European Association for the Study of the Liver and French hepatitis C recent guidelines: The paradigm shift 
Véronique Loustaud-Ratti, Marilyne Debette-Gratien, Paul Carrier 
World J Hepatol 10(10):639-644. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.639
Aberrant expression of alternative isoforms of transcription factors in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Olga Krivtsova, Anna Makarova, Natalia Lazarevich 
World J Hepatol 10(10):645-661. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.645
Complements are involved in alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis and fibrosis 
Cheng-Jie Lin, Zhi-Gao Hu, Guan-Dou Yuan, Biao Lei, Song-Qing He 
World J Hepatol 10(10):662-669. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.662
Era of direct acting anti-viral agents for the treatment of hepatitis C 
Monjur Ahmed 
World J Hepatol 10(10):670-684. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.670
Nutritional support in chronic liver disease and cirrhotics 
Ravi Shergill, Wajahat Syed, Syed Ali Rizvi, Ikjot Singh 
World J Hepatol 10(10):685-694. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.685
Anthropometric indicators of visceral adiposity as predictors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A review 
Naiade Silveira Almeida, Raquel Rocha, Helma Pinchemel Cotrim, Carla Daltro 
World J Hepatol 10(10):695-701. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.695
Dental pulp cell bank as a possible future source of individual hepatocytes 
Shogo Ohkoshi, Haruka Hirono, Taka Nakahara, Hiroshi Ishikawa 
World J Hepatol 10(10):702-707. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.702
Adiponectin as a novel biomarker for liver fibrosis 
Wanvisa Udomsinprasert, Sittisak Honsawek, Yong Poovorawan 
World J Hepatol 10(10):708-718. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.708
Basic Study
Experimental bio-artificial liver: Importance of the architectural design on ammonia detoxification performance 
María Dolores Pizarro, María Eugenia Mamprin, Lucas Damián Daurelio, Joaquín Valentín Rodriguez, María Gabriela Mediavilla 
World J Hepatol 10(10):719-730. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.719
Retrospective Cohort Study
Spleen stiffness mirrors changes in portal hypertension after successful interferon-free therapy in chronic-hepatitis C virus patients 
Federico Ravaioli, Antonio Colecchia, Elton Dajti, Giovanni Marasco, Luigina Vanessa Alemanni, Mariarosa Tamè, Francesco Azzaroli, Stefano Brillanti, Giuseppe Mazzella, Davide Festi 
World J Hepatol 10(10):731-742. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.731
Evidence-Based Medicine
Comparison of hepatitis C virus testing recommendations in high-income countries 
Risha Irvin, Kathleen Ward, Tracy Agee, Noele P Nelson, Claudia Vellozzi, David L Thomas, Alexander J Millman 
World J Hepatol 10(10):743-751. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.743
Systematic Review
Thrombosis prophylaxis in pediatric liver transplantation: A systematic review 
Mirco Nacoti, Giulia Maria Ruggeri, Giovanna Colombo, Ezio Bonanomi, Federico Lussana 
World J Hepatol 10(10):752-760. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.752
Liver transplantation and atrial fibrillation: A meta-analysis 
Ronpichai Chokesuwattanaskul, Charat Thongprayoon, Tarun Bathini, Patompong Ungprasert, Konika Sharma, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Pavida Pachariyanon, Wisit Cheungpasitporn 
World J Hepatol 10(10):761-771. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.761
Case Report
Proton beam therapy in apneic oxygenation treatment of an unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report and review of literature 
Yi-Lan Lin 
World J Hepatol 10(10):772-779. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.772
Neuroendocrine tumor incidentally detected during living donor hepatectomy: A case report and review of literature 
Sami Akbulut, Burak Isik, Egemen Cicek, Emine Samdanci, Sezai Yilmaz 
World J Hepatol 10(10):780-784. Published online Oct 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i10.780