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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
Editors-in-Chief
  • 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
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)
Minireviews
Hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombus 
Toshiya Kamiyama, Tatsuhiko Kakisaka, Tatsuya Orimo, Kenji Wakayama 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1296-1304. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1296
Molecular basis of hepatocellular carcinoma induced by hepatitis C virus infection 
Mohammad Irshad, Priyanka Gupta, Khushboo Irshad 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1305-1314. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1305
Retrospective Cohort Study
Recent trends in liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease in the United States 
Catherine E Kling, James D Perkins, Robert L Carithers, Dennis M Donovan, Lena Sibulesky 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1315-1321. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1315
Reverse time-dependent effect of alphafetoprotein and disease control on survival of patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage C hepatocellular carcinoma 
Francesca Romana Ponziani, Irene Spinelli, Emanuele Rinninella, Lucia Cerrito, Antonio Saviano, Alfonso Wolfango Avolio, Michele Basso, Luca Miele, Laura Riccardi, Maria Assunta Zocco, Brigida Eleonora Annicchiarico, Matteo Garcovich, Marco Biolato, Giuseppe Marrone, Anna Maria De Gaetano, Roberto Iezzi, Felice Giuliante, Fabio Maria Vecchio, Salvatore Agnes, Giovanni Addolorato, Massimo Siciliano, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Antonio Grieco, Antonio Gasbarrini, Maurizio Pompili 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1322-1331. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1322
Hospital contacts with alcohol problems prior to liver cirrhosis or pancreatitis diagnosis 
Gro Askgaard, Søren Neermark, David A Leon, Mette S Kjær, Janne S Tolstrup 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1332-1339. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1332
Efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir in Japanese patients aged 75 years or over with hepatitis C genotype 1 
Yoshinori Ozono, Kenji Nagata, Satoru Hasuike, Hisayoshi Iwakiri, Kenichi Nakamura, Mai Tsuchimochi, Yuri Yamada, Yuka Takaishi, Mitsue Sueta, Tadashi Miike, Yoshihiro Tahara, Shojiro Yamamoto, Kotaro Shide, Tomonori Hidaka, Yoko Kubuki, Kazunori Kusumoto, Toshimasa Ochiai, Junya Kato, Naoto Komada, Shuichi Hirono, Kazuo Kuroki, Masafumi Shigehira, Kazuya Shimoda 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1340-1345. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1340
Retrospective Study
Women receive more inpatient resections and ablations for hepatocellular carcinoma than men 
Lindsay Sobotka, Alice Hinton, Lanla Conteh 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1346-1351. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1346
Impact of sustained virologic response on chronic kidney disease progression in hepatitis C 
Elizabeth S Aby, Tien S Dong, Jenna Kawamoto, Joseph R Pisegna, Jihane N Benhammou 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1352-1360. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1352
Case Report
De-novo hepatocellular carcinoma after pediatric living donor liver transplantation 
Samuel Torres-Landa, Armando Salim Muñoz-Abraham, Brett E Fortune, Ananta Gurung, Jeffrey Pollak, Sukru H Emre, Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, Michael L Schilsky 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1361-1366. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1361
Autoimmune hepatitis in the setting of human immunodeficiency virus infection: A case series 
Emmanuel Ofori, Daryl Ramai, Mel A Ona, Madhavi Reddy 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1367-1371. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1367
Sequential tumor-directed and lobar radioembolization before major hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Michael Vouche, Thierry Degrez, Fikri Bouazza, Philippe Delatte, Maria Gomez Galdon, Alain Hendlisz, Patrick Flamen, Vincent Donckier 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1372-1377. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1372
Primary biliary cholangitis metachronously complicated with combined hepatocellular carcinoma-cholangiocellular carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma 
Ryuta Ide, Akihiko Oshita, Takashi Nishisaka, Hideki Nakahara, Shiomi Aimitsu, Toshiyuki Itamoto 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1378-1384. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1378
Eosinophilic cholangitis treatment with budesonide 
Marianne Anastasia De Roza, Chee Hooi Lim 
World J Hepatol 9(36):1385-1388. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i36.1385