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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
3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Wan-Long Chuang, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Hepatobiliary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Indexing/Abstracting
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)
Review
Reactivation of hepatitis B after liver transplantation: Current knowledge, molecular mechanisms and implications in management 
Ranjit Chauhan, Shilpa Lingala, Chiranjeevi Gadiparthi, Nivedita Lahiri, Smruti R Mohanty, Jian Wu, Tomasz I Michalak, Sanjaya K Satapathy 
World J Hepatol 10(3):352-370. Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.352
Minireviews
Metabolomics: From liver chiromancy to personalized precision medicine in advanced chronic liver disease 
Bogdan Procopet, Petra Fischer, Oana Farcau, Horia Stefanescu 
World J Hepatol 10(3):371-378. Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.371
Observational Study
Management of restless legs syndrome in chronic liver disease: A challenge for the correct diagnosis and therapy 
Rita Moretti, Paola Caruso, Marzia Tecchiolli, Silvia Gazzin, Claudio Tiribelli 
World J Hepatol 10(3):379-387. Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.379
Case Report
Clostridium paraputrificum septicemia and liver abscess 
Yong K Kwon, Faiqa A Cheema, Bejon T Maneckshana, Caroline Rochon, Patricia A Sheiner 
World J Hepatol 10(3):388-395. Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.388
Liver failure caused by prolonged state of malnutrition following bariatric surgery 
Willem J Lammers, Antonie JP van Tilburg, Jan A Apers, Janneke Wiebolt 
World J Hepatol 10(3):396-399. Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.396
Letters To The Editor
Do Ayurveda drugs induce liver injury? 
Galib Ruknuddin 
World J Hepatol 10(3):400-401. Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.400