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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
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WJH is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), 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)
Contemporary role of liver biopsy in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Zeno Sparchez, Tudor Mocan 
World J Hepatol 10(7):452-461. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.452
MR with Gd-EOB-DTPA in assessment of liver nodules in cirrhotic patients 
Riccardo Inchingolo, Riccardo Faletti, Luigi Grazioli, Eleonora Tricarico, Marco Gatti, Anna Pecorelli, Davide Ippolito 
World J Hepatol 10(7):462-473. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.462
Associations between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and ischemic stroke 
Stelina Alkagiet, Achilleas Papagiannis, Konstantinos Tziomalos 
World J Hepatol 10(7):474-478. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.474
Status and perspective of laparoscopic repeat liver resection 
Zenichi Morise 
World J Hepatol 10(7):479-484. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.479
Balloon-occluded transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Takeshi Hatanaka, Hirotaka Arai, Satoru Kakizaki 
World J Hepatol 10(7):485-495. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.485
Basic Study
Amelioration of hepatotoxicity by biocleavable aminothiol chimeras of isoniazid: Design, synthesis, kinetics and pharmacological evaluation 
Neha Vithal Bhilare, Suneela Sunil Dhaneshwar, Kakasaheb Ramoo Mahadik 
World J Hepatol 10(7):496-508. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.496
Case Report
Hepatitis B virus subgenotype F3 reactivation with vaccine escape mutations: A case report and review of the literature 
Stefan Schlabe, Kathrin van Bremen, Souhaib Aldabbagh, Dieter Glebe, Corinna M Bremer, Tobias Marsen, Walter Mellin, Veronica Di Cristanziano, Anna M Eis-Hübinger, Ulrich Spengler 
World J Hepatol 10(7):509-516. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.509
Large primary hepatic gastrinoma in young patient treated with trisegmentectomy: A case report and review of the literature 
Leonardo Zumerkorn Pipek, Yuri Justi Jardim, Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Fernanda Nii, Kayo Augusto de Almeida Medeiros, Bárbara Justo Carvalho, Diego Ramos Martines, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Daniel Reis Waisberg, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque, Alberto Meyer, Wellington Andraus 
World J Hepatol 10(7):517-522. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.517
Hepatectomy for gallbladder-cancer with unclassified anomaly of right-sided ligamentum teres: A case report and review of the literature 
Toru Goto, Hiroaki Terajima, Takehito Yamamoto, Yoichiro Uchida 
World J Hepatol 10(7):523-529. Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.523