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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
  • 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 Pyrsopoulos, FACP, FRCP (C), MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Research Scientist, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
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.
1948-5182 (online)
Unresolved issues in the prophylaxis of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis 
Melisa Dirchwolf, Sebastián Marciano, José Martínez, Andrés Eduardo Ruf 
World J Hepatol 10(12):892-897. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.892
Hepatitis C virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma after sustained virologic response 
Reina Sasaki, Tatsuo Kanda, Naoya Kato, Osamu Yokosuka, Mitsuhiko Moriyama 
World J Hepatol 10(12):898-906. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.898
Stem cell transplantation for the treatment of end-stage liver disease 
Dong-Bo Wu, En-Qiang Chen, Hong Tang 
World J Hepatol 10(12):907-910. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.907
Autoimmune hepatitis: Appraisal of current treatment guidelines 
Dhruv Lowe, Savio John 
World J Hepatol 10(12):911-923. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.911
Basic Study
Body mass index and its effects on liver fat content in overweight and obese young adults by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique 
Duanghathai Pasanta, Montree Tungjai, Sirirat Chancharunee, Warayuth Sajomsang, Suchart Kothan 
World J Hepatol 10(12):924-933. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.924
Retrospective Cohort Study
Non-invasive prediction of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in Japanese patients with morbid obesity by artificial intelligence using rule extraction technology 
Daisuke Uehara, Yoichi Hayashi, Yosuke Seki, Satoru Kakizaki, Norio Horiguchi, Hiroki Tojima, Yuichi Yamazaki, Ken Sato, Kazuki Yasuda, Masanobu Yamada, Toshio Uraoka, Kazunori Kasama 
World J Hepatol 10(12):934-943. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.934
Retrospective Study
Impact of sepsis and non-communicable diseases on prognostic models to predict the outcome of hospitalized chronic liver disease patients 
Fakhar Ali Qazi Arisar, Shahab Abid, Preet Ayoub Shaikh, Safia Awan 
World J Hepatol 10(12):944-955. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.944
Observational Study
One in five hepatocellular carcinoma patients in the United States are Hispanic while less than 40% were eligible for liver transplantation 
Ann Robinson, Ajay Ohri, Benny Liu, Taft Bhuket, Robert J Wong 
World J Hepatol 10(12):956-965. Published online Dec 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i12.956