Journal of Clinical Hepatology (JCH, ISSN 1001-5256, CN 22-1108/R), founded in 1985, is a national medical journal managed by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, published by Jilin University, and supported by Chinese Society of Hepatology, Chinese Medical Association, and it is the first journal specializing in hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases in China.
Professor Zhuang Hui, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, serves as honorary editor-in-chief. Professor Jia Jidong, Honorary Chairman of Chinese Society of Hepatology, Chinese Medical Association and former President of Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver and International Association for the Study of the Liver, and Professor Niu Junqi, former Associate Dean of The First Hospital of Jilin University, leader of Liver Cancer Study Group, Chinese Society of Hepatology, Chinese Medical Association, Honorary Chairman of Jilin Provincial Society of Infectious Diseases, and Chairman of Jilin Provincial Society of Liver Diseases, serve as editors-in-chief. The 17th Editorial Board is composed of 346 domestic and foreign experts and academic leaders with extensive clinical experience and high academic attainments, of whom 14 are academicians and 21 are from overseas as well as Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. Also employed are more than 1000 reviewers with great academic achievements in all related fields, and all incoming manuscripts are peer-reviewed.
Goal of journal: JCH aims to promote the prevention and treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases and the clinical application of the findings of basic research and is committed to serving a vast number of clinicians and researchers. With the emphasis on both theory and practice and the combination of popularization and improvement, it provides an overview of the significant progress in the prevention and treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases in China and the rest of the world, so as to boost the worldwide academic exchanges in the fields of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases.
Article contents: JCH publishes articles in the fields of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases from China and abroad, covering advanced research findings, clinical experiences in diagnosis and treatment, the findings of basic research that are closely related to clinical practice and can serve as a guide for it, new therapies, and new techniques. It places emphasis on both clinical medicine and basic medicine, both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, both internal medicine and surgery, and both hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases.
Journal columns: JCH publishes articles in the following columns: Comment, Expert Forum, Hotspot·Perspective·Viewpoint, Academic Contention, Guidelines, Guideline Interpretation, Original Article, Clinical Case Discussion, Clinical Experience Exchange, Case Report, Review, Domestic and Foreign Meetings, and Introduction of High-quality Articles in Foreign Journals.
Included or indexed in (Chinese databases): Catalogue of Chinese Core Journals published by Peking University Library (Chinese Core Journals), Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers and Citation Database (CSTPCD) (Chinese Core Journals of Science and Technology/Source Journals for Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers and Citations), A Report on Chinese Academic Journals Evaluation by Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation in Wuhan University (RCCSE Chinese Core Academic Journals), World Journal Clout Index (WJCI) Report by China Association for Science and Technology (Q3), Chinese Science Abstracts Database (CSAD), Annual Report for Chinese Academic Journal Impact Factors by CNKI China Scientometrics and Bibliometrics Research Center (Q1), Chinese Journal Full-text Database (CJFD), China Science Periodical Database (CSPD, Wanfang Data), China Scientific Journal Database (Chongqing VIP), Chinese Medical Current Contents, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and Chinese Electronic Periodical Services (CEPS).
Included or indexed in (international databases): Embase in the Netherlands, Scopus in the Netherlands, Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder) in the US, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in Sweden, Health InterNetwork Access Research Initiative (HINARI) in Switzerland, Abstract Journal (AJ) in Russia, EBSCOhost Online Research Databases (EBSCOhost) in the US, Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) in the UK, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Chinese Bibliographic Database) (JSTChina), Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) by World Health Organization, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) in the US, Index of Copernicus (IC) in Poland, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory online (Ulrichsweb) in the US.
Journal evaluation indicators: JCH has a core impact factor of 1.951 and an impact factor of 2.291 in the expanded version. The core impact factor of 1.951 is 96.7% higher than the average core impact factor (0.992) of 17 core journals of gastroenterology. The core total citation frequency of JCH is 4253, which is 243.3% higher than the average total citation frequency (1239) of the 17 core journals of gastroenterology. JCH has an overall evaluation score of 76.6, ranking first among the core journals of gastroenterology in China for four consecutive years.
Journal awards: Hundred Outstanding Academic Journals of China (2022, 2021, 2019), Outstanding S&T Journals of China and source journal of Top Articles in Outstanding S&T Journals of China (F5000) (the 5th session 2020, the 4th session 2017), Outstanding Scientific and Technological Papers of China Association for Science and Technology (the 7th session)/TOP10 Chinese Medical Scientific and Technological Papers (2022)/TOP100 Chinese Medical Scientific and Technological Papers (2022), Top 100 Science and Technology Journals of Chinese Universities (2022), Excellent Chinese University Sci-Tech Journal Award (2020, 2018, 2016), Excellent Sci-Tech Journal Award of Chinese Universities (2015), Excellent Website Award of the Chinese University Sci-tech Periodicals (the 4th session 2017, the 3rd session 2015, the 2nd session 2013), The Best Practice Award for Medical Journals of Chinese Universities: Journal Informatization and Networking (2014), Excellent Collective Award for Sci-Tech Journals of Chinese Universities (2014), Excellent Press and Publishing Award of Jilin Province & Excellent Journal Award (2020), Top 30 Science and Technology Journals of Jilin Province (2017), Excellent University Sci-Tech Journal Award of Jilin Province (the 3rd session 2021, the 2nd session 2019, and the 1st session 2017), and Advanced Collective Award for Sci-Tech Journals of Universities in Jilin Province (2022, 2018).
New media cluster: The official Chinese-English website integrates XML digital publishing, knowledge unit, extended service, and multimedia interaction. JCH is registered in 21 new media platforms including WeChat official account, WeChat Video Channel, Sina Microblog, Jinri Toutiao, TikTok, Xigua Video, Bilibili, Yisheng (CMTopDr), CN-HEALTHCARE, Baijiahao, Sohu, KouShare, Dafenghao, Yidianzixun, Aiwenyijie, Sina Blog, Baidu Post Bar, 360doc, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, with an annual audience of over 28 million person-times. A live broadcast platform matrix has been established, covering official live broadcast platform, WeChat Video, Sina Microblog, KouShare, and Bilibili, and more than 50 academic live broadcast activities are carried out every year. JCH is cooperating with 10 electronic journal platforms for online distribution, i.e., Baidu Cuttlefish Knowledge Shop, bookan.com.cn, 183read.com, Wanxiangjuan, Taixueshu, CN-HEALTHCARE Think Tank, iask sharing, Yikoudai APP, ixueshu, and cnedunews.com.
Publishing and distribution: Published on the 20th day of each month in China and globally, with 12 issues in a year and a 16K size, at a price of 60 yuan for each issue in 2023.
Journal subscription: (1) Subscribe through post offices all over China with a Postal Distribution Code of 12-80; (2) contact the Editorial Office by telephone or via e-mail. Medical staff, researchers, and university libraries are welcomed to subscribe.
Submission: Log in to the official website of JCH (www.lcgdbzz.org), click “Author Login” at the right side of the homepage, register a personal account and log in, and then complete submission according to the procedure and requirements for submission. We warmly welcome the staff of medical institutions, medical technical and scientific researchers, and teachers and students from colleges and universities who are engaged in the field of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases to submit manuscripts to JCH.
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