World Journal of Gastroenterology

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World Journal of Gastroenterology  
Former name
China National Journal of New Gastroenterology
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
World J. Gastroenterol.
Discipline Gastroenterology
Language English
Edited by Ferruccio Bonino
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Weekly
License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial
ISSN 1007-9327 (print)
2219-2840 (web)
OCLC no. 41888177

World Journal of Gastroenterology is a weekly peer-reviewed open access medical journal that covers research in gastroenterology. It was established in 1995 and is published by Baishideng Publishing Group. The editor-in-chief is Ferruccio Bonino (University of Pisa).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

In 2004, the journal was delisted from the Journal Citation Reports for excessive self-citation,[5] but it was restored to this index in 2008, at which time its impact factor was determined to be 2.081.[6] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 2.433, ranking it 36th out of 74 journals in the category "Gastroenterology and Hepatology".[7]


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  4. ^ "World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  5. ^ Monastersky, Richard (October 14, 2005). "The number that's devouring science: The impact factor, once a simple way to rank scientific journals, has become an unyielding yardstick for hiring, tenure, and grants". Chronicle of Higher Education 52 (9). p. A12. 
  6. ^ Davis, Phil (October 17, 2011), "Gaming the impact factor puts journal in time-out", The Scholarly Kitchen (blog). 
  7. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Gastroenterology and Hepatology". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014. 

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