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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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Editors-in-Chief
Indexing/Abstracting
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.
ISSN
1948-5182 (online)
Case Report
Review of the literature laparoscopic surgery for metastatic hepatic leiomyosarcoma associated with smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential: Case report 
Keisuke Fukui, Nobuhisa Takase, Taiichiro Miyake, Koji Hisano, Eri Maeda, Tohru Nishimura, Koichiro Abe, Akihito Kozuki, Tomohiro Tanaka, Naoki Harada, Manabu Takamatsu, Kunihiko Kaneda 
World J Hepatol 10(4):402-408. Published online Apr 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i4.402