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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Ke-Qin Hu, FAASLD, MD, Director, Professor, (E-mail: kqhu@uci.edu) Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, United States
  • Koo Jeong Kang, MD, PhD, Professor, (Email: kjkang@dsmc.or.kr) Division of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Department of surgery, Keimyung University Dong-San Medical Center, Daegu 41931, South Korea
  • Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, FACP, FRCP (C), MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Research Scientist, (E-mail: pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu) Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
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.
1948-5182 (online)
Bariatric surgery in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease - from pathophysiology to clinical effects 
Tea L Laursen, Christoffer A Hagemann, Chunshan Wei, Konstantin Kazankov, Karen L Thomsen, Filip K Knop, Henning Grønbæk 
World J Hepatol 11(2):138-149. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.138
Colorectal liver metastases: An update on multidisciplinary approach 
Felix Che-Lok Chow, Kenneth Siu-Ho Chok 
World J Hepatol 11(2):150-172. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.150
Hepatic encephalopathy: Lessons from preclinical studies 
Luiza Cioglia Dias Lima, Aline Silva Miranda, Rodrigo Novaes Ferreira, Milene Alvarenga Rachid, Ana Cristina Simões e Silva 
World J Hepatol 11(2):173-185. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.173
Case Control Study
Comprehensive analysis of HFE gene in hereditary hemochromatosis and in diseases associated with acquired iron overload 
Wagner Narciso de Campos, Juliana Doblas Massaro, Eduardo Luiz Rachid Cançado, Cláudia Emília Vieira Wiezel, Aguinaldo Luiz Simões, Andreza Correa Teixeira, Fernanda Fernandes de Souza, Celso Teixeira Mendes-Junior, Ana de Lourdes Candolo Martinelli, Eduardo Antônio Donadi 
World J Hepatol 11(2):186-198. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.186
Retrospective Cohort Study
Clinical outcomes after major hepatectomy are acceptable in low-volume centers in the Caribbean 
Shamir O Cawich, Ravi Maharaj, Vijay Naraynsingh, Neil Pearce, Wesley Francis, Kimon O Bonadie, Dexter A Thomas 
World J Hepatol 11(2):199-207. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.199
Retrospective Study
Central line-associated bloodstream infection among children with biliary atresia listed for liver transplantation 
Nicole D Triggs, Stacey Beer, Sonam Mokha, Kat Hosek, Danielle Guffey, Charles G Minard, Flor M Munoz, Ryan W Himes 
World J Hepatol 11(2):208-216. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.208
Case Report
Parallel transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt with Viatorr® stents for primary TIPS insufficiency: Case series and review of literature  
Driss Raissi, Qian Yu, Michael Nisiewicz, Steven Krohmer 
World J Hepatol 11(2):217-225. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.217
Necrolytic acral erythema in a human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus coinfected patient: A case report 
Katerina G Oikonomou, Dost Sarpel, Alexandra Abrams-Downey, Adnan Mubasher, Douglas T Dieterich 
World J Hepatol 11(2):226-233. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.226
Acute portal vein thrombosis after liver transplant presenting with subtle ultrasound abnormalities: A case report and literature review 
Thomas Couri, Carla Harmath, Talia Baker, Anjana Pillai 
World J Hepatol 11(2):234-241. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.234
Two-stage liver transplant for ruptured hepatic adenoma: A case report 
Marc Salhanick, Malcolm P MacConmara, Mark R Pedersen, Lafaine Grant, Christine S Hwang, Justin R Parekh 
World J Hepatol 11(2):242-249. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i2.242