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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief
  • 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, (Email: pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu) Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
Indexing/Abstracting
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.
ISSN
1948-5182 (online)
Opinion Review
Is porto sinusoidal vascular disease to be actively searched in patients with portal vein thrombosis? 
Stefania Gioia, Silvia Nardelli, Lorenzo Ridola, Giulia d’Amati, Oliviero Riggio 
World J Hepatol 11(8):613-618. Published online Aug 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i8.613
Basic Study
Prolonged high-fat-diet feeding promotes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and alters gut microbiota in mice 
Kandy T Velázquez, Reilly T Enos, Jackie E Bader, Alexander T Sougiannis, Meredith S Carson, Ioulia Chatzistamou, James A Carson, Prakash S Nagarkatti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, E Angela Murphy 
World J Hepatol 11(8):619-637. Published online Aug 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i8.619
Retrospective Study
Impact of psychosocial comorbidities on clinical outcomes after liver transplantation: Stratification of a high-risk population 
Neil Bhogal, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Elizabeth Lyden, Fedja Rochling, Marco Olivera-Martinez 
World J Hepatol 11(8):638-645. Published online Aug 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i8.638
Observational Study
Outpatient telephonic transitional care after hospital discharge improves survival in cirrhotic patients 
Bhavana Bhagya Rao, Anastasia Sobotka, Rocio Lopez, Carlos Romero-Marrero, William Carey 
World J Hepatol 11(8):646-655. Published online Aug 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i8.646
Case Report
Fascioliasis presenting as colon cancer liver metastasis on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A case report 
Sami Akbulut, Egemen Ozdemir, Emine Samdanci, Selver Unsal, Murat Harputluoglu, Sezai Yilmaz 
World J Hepatol 11(8):656-662. Published online Aug 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i8.656