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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 >>

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, Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 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.
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Endoscopic ultrasound guided liver biopsy for parenchymal liver disease 
Aun Raza Shah, Muhannad Al-Hanayneh, Monica Chowdhry, Mohammad Bilal, Shailendra Singh 
World J Hepatol 11(4):335-343. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.335
MicroRNAs contribute to ATP-binding cassette transporter- and autophagy-mediated chemoresistance in hepatocellular carcinoma 
María V Espelt, María L Bacigalupo, Pablo Carabias, María F Troncoso 
World J Hepatol 11(4):344-358. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.344
Basic Study
Beneficial effects of losartan or telmisartan on the local hepatic renin-angiotensin system to counter obesity in an experimental model 
Francielle Graus-Nunes, Felipe de Oliveira Santos, Thatiany de Souza Marinho, Carolline Santos Miranda, Sandra Barbosa-da-Silva, Vanessa Souza-Mello 
World J Hepatol 11(4):359-369. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.359
Retrospective Study
Being accompanied to liver discharge clinic: An easy measure to identify potential liver transplant candidates among those previously considered ineligible 
Jordan Sack, Nilofar Najafian, Angela DeLisle, Simona Jakab 
World J Hepatol 11(4):370-378. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.370
Effectiveness of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients with liver disease 
Jason Yerke, Seth R. Bauer, Stephanie Bass, Heather Torbic, Michael Militello, Erin Roach, Ibrahim Hanouneh, Sarah Welch 
World J Hepatol 11(4):379-390. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.379
Observational Study
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease prevalence in an Italian cohort of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa: A multi-center retrospective analysis 
Giovanni Damiani, Sebastiano Leone, Kristen Fajgenbaum, Nicola L Bragazzi, Alessia Pacifico, Rosalynn RZ Conic, Paolo DM Pigatto, Carlo Maiorana, Pierpaolo Poli, Emilio Berti, Maria C Pace, Piergiorgio Malagoli, Vincenzo Bettoli, Marco Fiore 
World J Hepatol 11(4):391-401. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.391
Case Report
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis caused by hepatitis C virus in a liver transplant recipient: A case report 
Gustavo de Sousa Arantes Ferreira, Andre Luis Conde Watanabe, Natalia de Carvalho Trevizoli, Fernando Marcus Felippe Jorge, Luiz Gustavo Guedes Diaz, Milla Carolina Costa Lafeta Araujo, Gabriela de Campos Araujo, Amanda de Castro Machado 
World J Hepatol 11(4):402-408. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.402
Letter To The Editor
Yes-associated protein at the intersection of liver cell fate determination 
Yong-Feng Bai, Si-Wei Wang, Zheng-Cai Xu, Jin Zhu, Feng Zhang 
World J Hepatol 11(4):409-411. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.409