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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
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
Innate lymphoid cells in tissue homeostasis and diseases 
Aline Ignacio, Cristiane Naffah Souza Breda, Niels Olsen Saraiva Camara 
World J Hepatol 9(23):979-989. Published online Aug 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i23.979
Minireviews
Use of everolimus in liver transplantation 
Mei-Ling Yee, Hui-Hui Tan 
World J Hepatol 9(23):990-1000. Published online Aug 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i23.990
Prospective Study
MicroRNAs and clinical implications in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Amal Ahmed Mohamed, Zainab A Ali-Eldin, Tamer A Elbedewy, Magdy El-Serafy, Fatma A Ali-Eldin, Hossameldin AbdelAziz 
World J Hepatol 9(23):1001-1007. Published online Aug 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i23.1001
Case Report
Association of autoimmune hepatitis type 1 in a child with Evans syndrome 
Chaowapong Jarasvaraparn, Hamayun Imran, Abdul Siddiqui, Felicia Wilson, David A Gremse 
World J Hepatol 9(23):1008-1012. Published online Aug 18, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i23.1008