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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
20 19 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
Value of quality of life analysis in liver cancer: A clinician’s perspective  
Leung Li, Winnie Yeo
World J Hepatol 9(20):867-883. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i20.867
Retrospective Cohort Study
Impact of comorbidity on waiting list and post-transplant outcomes in patients undergoing liver retransplantation  
Mohammad A B Al-Freah, Carl Moran, Matthew R Foxton, Kosh Agarwal, Julia A Wendon, Nigel D Heaton, Michael A Heneghan
World J Hepatol 9(20):884-895. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i20.884
Prospective Study
Bacterial infections post-living-donor liver transplantation in Egyptian hepatitis C virus-cirrhotic patients: A single-center study  
Mohamed F Montasser, Nadia A Abdelkader, Sara M Abdelhakam, Hany Dabbous, Iman F Montasser, Yasmine M Massoud, Waleed Abdelmoaty, Shereen A Saleh, Mohamed Bahaa, Hany Said, Mahmoud El-Meteini
World J Hepatol 9(20):896-904. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i20.896
Letters To The Editor
Changing landscape of hepatitis C virus-positive donors  
Catherine E Kling, Ajit P Limaye, Lena Sibulesky
World J Hepatol 9(20):905-906. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i20.905