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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
18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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
Systemic treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: Past, present and future  
Esther Una Cidon
World J Hepatol 9(18):797-807. Published online Jun 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i18.797
Minireviews
Conventional vs drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma  
Jeong Eun Song, Do Young Kim
World J Hepatol 9(18):808-814. Published online Jun 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i18.808
Retrospective Cohort Study
Risk factors for acute kidney injury after partial hepatectomy  
Luis Cesar Bredt, Luis Alberto Batista Peres
World J Hepatol 9(18):815-822. Published online Jun 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i18.815
Retrospective Study
Early acute kidney injury after liver transplantation: Predisposing factors and clinical implications  
Suehana Rahman, Brian R Davidson, Susan V Mallett
World J Hepatol 9(18):823-832. Published online Jun 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i18.823