Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research (print ISSN 2224-3992, online ISSN 2224-6509) is a monthly, open accessed, peer reviewed journal, publishes papers reporting original clinical and scientific research which are of a high standard and which contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.
The columns in the issues of JGHR will include:
(1) Editorial: To introduce and comment on major advances and developments in the field; (2) Topic Highlight: which summarize current knowledge and newly presented information in a particular article - a useful tool for the busy clinician; (3) Review: In depth Clinical Reviews on hot topics in gastroenterology and liver disease; (4) Original Article: Original Research at the highest level covering the spectrum of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology including the latest clinical studies on emerging developments; (5) Case Report: To report a rare or typical case; (6) Letters to the Editor: To discuss and make reply to the contributions published in JGHR, or to introduce and comment on a controversial issue of general interest.
Open Access Policy
The biggest advantage of the OA model is that it provides free, full-text articles in PDF and other formats for experts and the public without registration, which eliminates the obstacle that traditional journals possess and usually delays the speed of the propagation and communication of scientific research results. The open access model has been proven to be a true approach that may achieve the ultimate goal of the journals, i.e. the maximization of the value to the readers, authors and society.
Manuscripts should be submitted through the Online Submission System at: http://www.ghrnet.org. For assistance, authors encountering problems with the Online Submission System may send an email describing the problem to email@example.com.
All contributions should be written in English. Spelling should be US English or British English, but not a mixture. All articles must be submitted using word-processing software. There is no explicit limit on the length of articles submitted, but authors are encouraged to be concise. There is no restriction on the number of figures or tables. Figures and tables should be sequentially referenced. Authors should include all relevant supporting data with each article. The editing is only to correct such things as misused words, spelling errors, missing references or incomplete citation information. Authors are advised to write clearly and simply, and to have their article checked by colleagues before submission. Non-native speakers of English may choose to make use of a copyediting service. Required information for each of the manuscript sections is as follows:
The title should be short, informative and contain the major key words. Articles with a title longer than the 120 character limitation may not be sent out for review. A short running title (less than 40 characters, including spaces) should also be provided.
Authorship: (1) The full names of the authors and the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with the full postal address and email address, plus facsimile and telephone number of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript, proofs and requests for off prints should be sent. Authorship credit should be in accordance with the standard proposed by ICMJE, based on (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.
Abstract and Key words
Original articles must have a structured abstract that states in 250 words or less the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. Divide the abstract with the headings:
AIM, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS and CONCLUSION. The abstracts of reviews need not be structured. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references. Three to five keywords should be supplied below the abstract and should be taken from those recommended by the US National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html).
Authors should use subheadings to divide the sections of their manuscript: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and References.
Figures should be numbered as 1, 2, 3, etc., and mentioned clearly in the main text. Provide a brief title for each figure on a separate page. Detailed legends should not be provided under the figures. This part should be added into the text where the figures are applicable. Low resolution images will be sufficient for the review process, but upon acceptance authors will be asked to supply high-resolution images or original figures for publication. Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere. The following file formats can be accepted: Microsoft Word (version 5 and above; figures must be a single page); PowerPoint (figures must be a single page); TIFF and JPEG.
Three-line tables should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3 etc.), and mentioned clearly in the main text. Provide a brief title that summarizes the whole table, maximum 15 words for each table. Detailed legends should not be included under tables, but rather added into the text where applicable. The information should complement, but not duplicate the text. All abbreviations should be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. The table and its legend/footnotes should be understandable without reference to the text.
The source of financial grants and other funding should be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors' industrial links and affiliations. In the case of clinical trials or any article describing use of a commercial device, therapeutic substance or food must state whether there are any potential conflicts of interest for each of the authors: failure to make such a statement may jeopardize the article being sent out for peer-review. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Thanks to anonymous reviewers are not allowed.
List of abbreviations
If abbreviations are used in the text either they should be defined in the text where first used, or a list of abbreviations can be provided, which should precede the competing interests.
We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. The author should number the references in Arabic numerals according to the citation order in the text. Put reference numbers in square brackets in superscript at the end of citation content or after the cited author’s name. When the authors write the references, please ensure that the order in text is the same as in the references section, and also ensure the spelling accuracy of the first author’s name. Do not list the same citation twice.
Style for journal references
English journal article (list all authors and include the PMID where applicable)
Jung EM, Clevert DA, Schreyer AG, Schmitt S, Rennert J, Kubale R, Feuerbach S, Jung F. Evaluation of quantitative contrast harmonic imaging to assess malignancy of liver tumors: A prospective controlled two-center study. World J Gastroenterol 2007; 13: 6356-6364
Style for Electronic journal
Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis serial online, 1995-01-03, cited 1996-06-05; 1(1): 24 screens. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/index.htm
Style for book references
Sherlock S, Dooley J. Diseases of the liver and billiary system. 9th ed. Oxford: Blackwell Sci Pub, 1993: 258-296
Publication and peer review processes
Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are either out of scope or below threshold for the journal, or the presentation or written English is of an unacceptably low standard. They will generally be reviewed by two experts with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible. We ask all authors to provide the contact details (including email addresses) of at least four potential peer reviewers for their manuscript. These should be experts in their field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Any suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past five years and should not be members of the same research institution, nor should they be on the Editorial Board of the journal unless they work precisely in that field. Suggested reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers identified by their publication record or recommended by Editorial Board members.
Authors publishing in the Journal will be asked to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement. In signing the form it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the form, and must sign the form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Articles cannot be published until a signed form has been received.
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs. The related standards are as follows. Publication fee: 360 USD per article. Editorial, Topic Highlight and letters to the editor are published free of charge. JGHR will waive publication fees for authors in financial difficulty.
Open for submissions
The JGHR is now accepting submissions. The
manuscripts are required to be written in English,
and they should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The preferred format is MSWord.
Vol 2, No 5 (2013)
Table of Contents
|Augmented Reality and Minimally Invasive Surgery|
|Jacques Marescaux, Michele Diana, Luc Soler|
|High-fibre Diet and Colonic Diverticulosis|
|Choon Sheong Seow, Francis Seow-Choen|
|Perspectives of Mass Colorectal Cancer Screening and Early Clinical Diagnosis|
|Aloe Vera High Molecular Weight Fractions as Carbohydratebased Immune Adjuvants|
|Utility of Anti-actin Iga Antibody in Combination with the New ESPGHAN Guidelines for Coeliac Disease Diagnosis|
|Enrico Schirru, Fabrice Danjou, Lucia Cicotto, Maria Paola Musu, Fulvia Frau, Stefano De Virgiliis, Rossano Rossino, Maria Doloretta Macis, Rosanna Lampis, Rita-Désirée Jores, Mauro Congia|
|Association Between Brain-gut Peptide Polymorphisms and Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
|Yosuke Toya, Toshimi Chiba, Tamotsu Sugai, Wataru Habano, Kazuyuki Suzuki|
|Feasibility of Anticoagulation in Patients of Budd-chiari Syndrome with Gastroesophageal Varices and Portal Hypertension|
|Hany Dabbous, Mohammad Sakr, Sara Abdelhakam, Said Youssef, Mohamed Gharib, Mohamed Shaker, Ahmed Eldorry|
|Fecal Calprotectin – a Non-invasive Marker for Assessing the Intestinal Inflammation in Patients with Colonic Diverticular Disease|
|Ventsislav N Nakov, Plamen I Penchev, Radislav V Nakov, Ivan N Terziev, Milko T Shishenkov, Todor G Kundurzhiev|
|Efficacy Platelet/Spleen Diameter Ratio for Detection of Esophageal Varices in Cirrhotic Patients|
|Abdol Rahim Masjedizadeh, Eskandar Hajiani, Pezhman Alavi nejad, Jalal Hashemi, Ali Akbar Shayesteh, Zinab Yasin|
|Efficacy of Calcium Alginate in Prevention of Hepatic Parenchymal Bleeding: An Experimental Study|
|Erdem Kınaci, Fatih Basak, Oguzhan Dincel|
|Impact of Serum Alpha-fetoprotein Levels on the Response to Antiviral Therapy in Egyptian Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C|
|Mahasen Mabrouk, Wahid Doss, Naglaa Zayed, Shimaa Afify, Gamal Esmat|
|Measuring Partial Pressure of Ammonia in Arterial or Venous Blood VS total Ammonia Levels in Hepatic Encephalopathy|
|Mohammad Asif Mehmood, Tariq Waseem, Farina Zia Ahmad, Malik Asif Humayun|
|A Rare Case of Pediatric Gastric Xanthoma: Diagnosis and Follow-up|
|Marco Gasparetto, Pennelli Gianmaria, Galuppini Francesca, Cananzi Mara, Guariso Graziella|
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