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Welcome to the World Journal of Hepatology


World Journal of Hepatology (WJH, World J Hepatol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. Accepting both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts, the WJH mainly publishes high-quality clinical research articles to improve the academic influence of authors, help cultivate distinguished hepatologists, and promote the development of hepatology. The types of articles published in the WJH include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Topic Highlight, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Advances in Diagnosis, Advances in Treatment, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Ke-Qin Hu, FAASLD, MD, Director, Professor, (E-mail: kqhu@uci.edu) Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, United States
  • Koo Jeong Kang, MD, PhD, Professor, (Email: kjkang@dsmc.or.kr) Division of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Department of surgery, Keimyung University Dong-San Medical Center, Daegu 41931, South Korea
  • Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, FACP, FRCP (C), MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Research Scientist, (Email: pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu) Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
The WJH is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
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.
1948-5182 (online)
Dietary approach and gut microbiota modulation for chronic hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis 
Daniela Campion, Ilaria Giovo, Paola Ponzo, Giorgio M Saracco, Federico Balzola, Carlo Alessandria 
World J Hepatol 11(6):489-512. Published online Jun 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i6.489
Outcomes of staged hepatectomies for liver malignancy 
Naif A Albati, Ali A Korairi, Ibrahim Al Hasan, Helayel K Almodhaiberi, Abdullah A Algarni 
World J Hepatol 11(6):513-521. Published online Jun 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i6.513
Basic Study
Proton pump inhibitors increase the severity of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients 
Matthew Fasullo, Prashanth Rau, Dong-Qi Liu, Erik Holzwanger, Jomol P Mathew, Yurima Guilarte-Walker, Gyongyi Szabo 
World J Hepatol 11(6):522-530. Published online Jun 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i6.522
Retrospective Cohort Study
Efficacy of long-term rifaximin treatment for hepatic encephalopathy in the Japanese 
Shinya Nishida, Koichi Hamada, Noriyuki Nishino, Daizo Fukushima, Ryota Koyanagi, Yoshinori Horikawa, Yoshiki Shiwa, Satoshi Saitoh 
World J Hepatol 11(6):531-541. Published online Jun 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i6.531
Retrospective Study
Validation of modified albumin-bilirubin-TNM score as a prognostic model to evaluate patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Omar Elshaarawy, Alzhraa Alkhatib, Mostafa Elhelbawy, Asmaa Gomaa, Naglaa Allam, Ayman Alsebaey, Eman Rewisha, Imam Waked 
World J Hepatol 11(6):542-552. Published online Jun 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i6.542
Risk factors for ribavirin treatment failure in Asian organ transplant recipients with chronic hepatitis E infection 
En Xian Sarah Low, Edhel Tripon, Kieron Lim, Poh Seng Tan, How Cheng Low, Yock Young Dan, Yin Mei Lee, Mark Muthiah, Wai Mun Loo, Calvin Jianyi Koh, Wah Wah Phyo, JunXiong Pang, Seng Gee Lim, Guan-Huei Lee 
World J Hepatol 11(6):553-561. Published online Jun 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i6.553