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Welcome to the World Journal of Clinical Cases

The World Journal of Clinical Cases (WJCC) 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 clinical cases.  It was launched on April 16, 2013 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage clinical cases specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJCC 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 WJCC 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 WJCC’s acceptance rate: 49%. Submit here >>

2018 Published Issues
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Dennis A Bloomfield, FACC, FACP, FRACP, FRCP (Hon), MD, MRCP, Professor, (E-mail: dbloomfield@rumcsi.org) Clinical Research, Richmond University Medical Center, New York, NY 10310, United States
  • Sandro Vento, MD, Full Professor, (E-mail: ventosandro@yahoo.it) Department of Medicine, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine and University Medical Center, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
Indexing/Abstracting
WJCC is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
The 2018 Edition of Journal Citation Reports cites the 2017 impact factor for WJCC as 1.931 (5-year impact factor: N/A), ranking WJCC as 60 among 154 journals in Medicine, General and Internal (quartile in category Q2).
ISSN
2307-8960 (online)
Editorial
Biosimilars: Review of current applications, obstacles, and their future in medicine 
Flyn Kaida-Yip, Kaivalya Deshpande, Trishla Saran, Dinesh Vyas 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):161-166. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.161
Review
PNPLA3 rs738409 underlies treatment response in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Jin-Zhi Wang, Hai-Xia Cao, Jian-Neng Chen, Qin Pan 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):167-175. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.167
Minireviews
Risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux disease and analysis of genetic contributors 
Alexandra Argyrou, Evangelia Legaki, Christos Koutserimpas, Maria Gazouli, Ioannis Papaconstantinou, George Gkiokas, George Karamanolis 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):176-182. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.176
Basic Study
Antiviral effects of hepatitis B virus S gene-specific anti-gene locked nucleic acid in transgenic mice 
Shu-Rong Xiao, Gui-Dan Xu, Wu-Jun Wei, Bin Peng, Yi-Bin Deng 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):183-191. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.183
Case Control Study
Negative impact of hepatitis B surface seroclearance on prognosis of hepatitis B-related primary liver cancer 
Cheng Lou, Tong Bai, Le-Wei Bi, Ying-Tang Gao, Zhi Du 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):192-199. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.192
Retrospective Study
Machine learning to relate PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations to outpatient visits for upper respiratory tract infections in Taiwan: A nationwide analysis 
Mei-Juan Chen, Pei-Hsuan Yang, Mi-Tren Hsieh, Chia-Hung Yeh, Chih-Hsiang Huang, Chieh-Ming Yang, Gen-Min Lin 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):200-206. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.200
Clinical Trials Study
Combined exercise improves gastrointestinal motility in psychiatric in patients 
Bong Kil Song, Yeon Soo Kim, Hee Soo Kim, Jung-Woo Oh, On Lee, Joon-Sik Kim 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):207-213. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.207
Case Report
Pancreaticoduodenectomy with combined superior mesenteric vein resection without reconstruction is possible: A case report and review of the literature 
Lionel Jouffret, Theophile Guilbaud, Olivier Turrini, Jean-Robert Delpero 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):214-218. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.214
Multimodal treatments of right gastroepiploic arterial leiomyosarcoma with hepatic metastasis: A case report and review of the literature 
Hyung-Il Seo, Dong-Il Kim, Youngsoo Chung, Chang In Choi, Minjoo Kim, Sungpil Yun, Suk Kim, Do Youn Park 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):219-223. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.219
Must Peutz-Jeghers syndrome patients have the LKB1/STK11 gene mutation? A case report and review of the literature 
Fu-Xiao Duan, Guo-Li Gu, Hai-Rui Yang, Peng-Fei Yu, Zhi Zhang 
World J Clin Cases 6(8):224-232. Published online Aug 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i8.224