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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 (36 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 >>

2017 Published Issues
Editors-in-Chief

Clara Balsano, PhD, Professor; Wan-Long Chuang, MD,PhD, Doctor,Professor; Lucia Pacifico, MD, Associate Professor

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
Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging of liver: Principles, clinical applications and recent updates 
Anuradha Shenoy-Bhangle, Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Alexander R Guimaraes, Avinash Kambadakone 
World J Hepatol 9(26):1081-1091. Published online Sep 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i26.1081
Minireviews
Risk of liver disease in methotrexate treated patients 
Richard Conway, John J Carey 
World J Hepatol 9(26):1092-1100. Published online Sep 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i26.1092
Case Control Study
Regional differences in genetic susceptibility to non-alcoholic liver disease in two distinct Indian ethnicities 
Govardhan Bale, Avanthi Urmila Steffie, Vishnubhotla Venkata Ravi Kanth, Padaki Nagaraja Rao, Mithun Sharma, Mitnala Sasikala, Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy 
World J Hepatol 9(26):1101-1107. Published online Sep 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i26.1101
Retrospective Study
Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia presenting in first fourteen days in term neonates 
Fang Kuan Chiou, Christina Ong, Kong Boo Phua, Fares Chedid, Ajmal Kader 
World J Hepatol 9(26):1108-1114. Published online Sep 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i26.1108