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Welcome to the World Journal of Hepatology

World Journal of Hepatology (WJH, World J Hepatol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. WJH accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJH are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJH is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of hepatology, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJH include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2022 Published Issues
  • 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, Consultant Physician-Scientist, Doctor, Full Professor, Professor, (E-mail: kjkang@dsmc.or.kr) Department of Surgery, Keimyung University Dong-San Medical Center, Daegu 42601, South Korea
  • Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, FAASLD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FRCP, MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Research Scientist, (E-mail: pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu) Medicine-Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 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

The 2021 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2020 Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) for WJH as 0.61. The WJH’s CiteScore for 2020 is 5.6 and Scopus CiteScore rank 2020: Hepatology is 24/62.

1948-5182 (online)
Opinion Review
Larisa Daniela Sandulescu, Cristiana Marinela Urhut, Sarmis Marian Sandulescu, Ana-Maria Ciurea, Sergiu Marian Cazacu, Sevastita Iordache 
World J Hepatol 13(12):1892-1908. Published online Dec 27, 2021. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v13.i12.1892
Fadl H Veerankutty, Govind Jayan, Manish Kumar Yadav, Krishnan Sarojam Manoj, Abhishek Yadav, Sindhu Radha Sadasivan Nair, T U Shabeerali, Varghese Yeldho, Madhu Sasidharan, Shiraz Ahmad Rather 
World J Hepatol 13(12):1977-1990. Published online Dec 27, 2021. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v13.i12.1977
Basic Study
Larisse Longo, Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto, Eduardo Filippi-Chiela, Valessa Emanoele Gabriel de Souza, Fernando Salvati, Carlos Thadeu Cerski, Themis Reverbel da Silveira, Cláudia P Oliveira, Carolina Uribe-Cruz, Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva 
World J Hepatol 13(12):2052-2070. Published online Dec 27, 2021. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v13.i12.2052
Case Control Study
Jarosław Jerzy Sak, Andrzej Prystupa, Paweł Kiciński, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Ewa Kurys-Denis, Hanna Bis-Wencel 
World J Hepatol 13(12):2071-2080. Published online Dec 27, 2021. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v13.i12.2071
Retrospective Study
Reginia Nabil Guirguis, Ehab Hasan Nashaat, Azza Emam Yassin, Wesam Ahmed Ibrahim, Shereen A Saleh, Mohamed Bahaa, Mahmoud El-Meteini, Mohamed Fathy, Hany Mansour Dabbous, Iman Fawzy Montasser, Manar Salah, Ghada Abdelrahman Mohamed 
World J Hepatol 13(12):2081-2103. Published online Dec 27, 2021. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v13.i12.2081
Observational Study
Prospective Study
Case Report
Yury A Kovalenko, Yury O Zharikov, Yana V Kiseleva, Anton B Goncharov, Tatyana V Shevchenko, Beslan N Gurmikov, Dmitry V Kalinin, Alexey V Zhao 
World J Hepatol 13(12):2192-2200. Published online Dec 27, 2021. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v13.i12.2192