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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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  • Wan-Long Chuang, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, (E-mail:waloch@kmu.edu.tw)Hepatobiliary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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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)
Glycogenic hepatopathy: A narrative review 
Jagannath M Sherigar, Joline De Castro, Yong Mei Yin, Debra Guss, Smruti R Mohanty 
World J Hepatol 10(2):172-185. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.172
Hepatitis C virus: Morphogenesis, infection and therapy 
Vladimir Alexei Morozov, Sylvie Lagaye 
World J Hepatol 10(2):186-212. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.186
Cell fusion in the liver, revisited 
Michela Lizier, Alessandra Castelli, Cristina Montagna, Franco Lucchini, Paolo Vezzoni, Francesca Faggioli 
World J Hepatol 10(2):213-221. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.213
Management of bacterial infection in the liver transplant candidate 
Alberto Ferrarese, Alberto Zanetto, Chiara Becchetti, Salvatore Stefano Sciarrone, Sarah Shalaby, Giacomo Germani, Martina Gambato, Francesco Paolo Russo, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo 
World J Hepatol 10(2):222-230. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.222
Digital liver biopsy: Bio-imaging of fatty liver for translational and clinical research 
Marcello Mancini, Paul Summers, Francesco Faita, Maurizia R Brunetto, Francesco Callea, Andrea De Nicola, Nicole Di Lascio, Fabio Farinati, Amalia Gastaldelli, Bruno Gridelli, Peppino Mirabelli, Emanuele Neri, Piero A Salvadori, Eleni Rebelos, Claudio Tiribelli, Luca Valenti, Marco Salvatore, Ferruccio Bonino 
World J Hepatol 10(2):231-245. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.231
Alkaline sphingomyelinase (NPP7) in hepatobiliary diseases: A field that needs to be closely studied 
Rui-Dong Duan 
World J Hepatol 10(2):246-253. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.246
Spontaneous bacterial and fungal peritonitis in patients with liver cirrhosis: A literature review 
Toru Shizuma 
World J Hepatol 10(2):254-266. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.254
Impact of direct acting antivirals on occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma: Biologically plausible or an epiphenomenon? 
Amna Subhan Butt, Fatima Sharif, Shahab Abid 
World J Hepatol 10(2):267-276. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.267
Basic Study
Homologous recombination mediates stable Fah gene integration and phenotypic correction in tyrosinaemia mouse-model 
Norman Junge, Qinggong Yuan, Thu Huong Vu, Simon Krooss, Christien Bednarski, Asha Balakrishnan, Toni Cathomen, Michael P Manns, Ulrich Baumann, Amar Deep Sharma, Michael Ott 
World J Hepatol 10(2):277-286. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.277
Multipotent stromal cells stimulate liver regeneration by influencing the macrophage polarization in rat 
Andrey Elchaninov, Timur Fatkhudinov, Natalia Usman, Irina Arutyunyan, Andrey Makarov, Anastasia Lokhonina, Irina Eremina, Viktor Surovtsev, Dmitry Goldshtein, Galina Bolshakova, Valeria Glinkina, Gennady Sukhikh 
World J Hepatol 10(2):287-296. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.287
Morphological and biochemical effects of weekend alcohol consumption in rats: Role of concentration and gender 
José A Morales-González, María de Lourdes Sernas-Morales, Ángel Morales-González, Laura Ligía González-López, Eduardo Osiris Madrigal-Santillán, Nancy Vargas-Mendoza, Tomás Alejandro Fregoso-Aguilar, Liliana Anguiano-Robledo, Eduardo Madrigal-Bujaidar, Isela Álvarez-González, Germán Chamorro-Cevallos 
World J Hepatol 10(2):297-307. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.297
Retrospective Cohort Study
Survival outcomes of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with normal, high and very high preoperative alpha-fetoprotein levels 
Wong Hoi She, Albert Chi Yan Chan, Tan To Cheung, Chung Mau Lo, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok 
World J Hepatol 10(2):308-318. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.308
Clinical Practice Study
Hepatitis C virus knowledge improves hepatitis C virus screening practices among primary care physicians 
Sandeep T Samuel, Anthony D Martinez, Yang Chen, Marianthi Markatou, Andrew H Talal 
World J Hepatol 10(2):319-328. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.319
Observational Study
Outcomes assessment of hepatitis C virus-positive psoriatic patients treated using pegylated interferon in combination with ribavirin compared to new Direct-Acting Antiviral agents 
Giovanni Damiani, Chiara Franchi, Paolo Pigatto, Andrea Altomare, Alessia Pacifico, Stephen Petrou, Sebastiano Leone, Maria Caterina Pace, Marco Fiore 
World J Hepatol 10(2):329-336. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.329
Outcomes of kidney transplantation in patients with hepatitis B virus infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Kaewput, Konika Sharma, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Napat Leeaphorn, Patompong Ungprasert, Ankit Sakhuja, Franco H Cabeza Rivera, Wisit Cheungpasitporn 
World J Hepatol 10(2):337-346. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.337
Case Report
Primary hepatic peripheral T-cell lymphoma associated with Epstein-Barr viral infection 
Daryl Ramai, Emmanuel Ofori, Sofia Nigar, Madhavi Reddy 
World J Hepatol 10(2):347-351. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i2.347