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The Baishideng Publishing Group Inc is composed of 1 founder and chief executive officer, 1 chief financial officer, 2 vice editors-in-chief, 1 vice general manager, 1 editing and publishing development department director, 2 editorial office directors, 4 science editors, 7 editors for electronic content, and 1 assistant general editor. Information about the members of our management team can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/members.htm

BPG has over 27 years of experience in publishing, which was initiated upon the publication of our first two journals, the World Chinese Journal of Digestology (in Chinese) and the World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG; in English). The World Chinese Journal of Digestology has evolved into a prominent and trusted publication in Mainland China, reporting on clinically relevant advances in the understanding of normal function and disease conditions of the digestive system. Meanwhile, WJG has emerged as an internationally renowned publication, with a broad scope of reporting basic and clinical research in esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas and biliary tract conditions, and is currently indexed in the following literature databases: Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports®, Index Medicus, MEDLINE®, PubMed, and PubMed Central. According to the Journal Citation Reports® released in 2012 by Thomson Reuters (previously known as the Institute for Scientific Information® (ISI)), WJG ranks as 34 among 74 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology, with an impact factor of 2.547 (5-year impact factor: 2.594 (33/74); total citations: 19,145 (6/74); current articles: 944 (1/74); Eigenfactor score: 0.06035 (6/74)].

Currently, 12,510 of the articles published in WJG have been included in the PubMed database. Readers from across the globe have free access to the full-text articles through PubMed Central. The remarkable and sustained daily readership of these WJG articles is indicated by the total number of reads recorded each month; for example, in May 2013, the total number of reads was 323,209, which included 234,130 HTML full-text reads and 50,282 PDF reads. In addition, another 21 of the World series journals (including the World Journal of Hepatology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and World Journal of Radiology) are included in PubMed Central and further reflect BPG’s status as a reliable and important provider of scientific and medical information to international audiences.