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2016 Impact Factor: 1.837. Five-year Impact Factor: 2.135.
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge: Journal Citation Reports: 2016 ranking 61/79 (Gastroenterology and Hepatology).

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator: 0.522. The 2016 journal ranking 68/134 (Gastroenterology)

The Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases is the winner of the Elsevier Scopus Journal Excellence Award, Romania 2015

The Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases is a member and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Monica Acalovschi (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
e-mail: monacal@umfcluj.ro

Associate Editor

Dan L. Dumitraşcu (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Assistant Editors

Brînduşa Diaconu (Bern, Switzerland)
Lidia Ciobanu (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

English language Editor

Sally Wood-Lamont (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Biostatistical Consultant

Daniel Leucuta (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Thank to our reviewers 2016

We thank most sincerely the outstanding personalities listed below for their contribution as Reviewers of the manuscripts submitted during 2016. They joined the members of the Editorial Committee in selecting the best manuscripts for publication. Without Reviewers’ expertise, we would not have succeeded to progressively increase the number of manuscripts published (out of the 800 from all over the world submited) and in the same time the quality of the journal. This list has been also posted on the journal website, www.jgld.ro.
Abenavoli Lodovico, Catanzaro, Italy
Actis Giovanni C., Turin, Italy
Ahmadzadehra Hojjat, Bonn, Germany
Angeli Paolo, Padua, Italy
Annese Vito, Florence, Italy
Attili Adolfo, Roma, Italy
Barchetta Ilaria, Lund, Sweden
Barr Richard, Cleveland, OH USA
Bashashati Mohammad, El Paso, TX, USA
Belcher Justin, New Haven, CT, USA
Bontkes Hetty J., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brito Ana, Coimbra, Portugal
Cadoni Sergio Iglesias, Italy
Chiba Takeshi, Iwate, Japan
Chirica Mircea, Paris, France
Cirocchi Roberto, Perugia, Italy
De Gasperi Andrea, Milano, Italy
Di Fazio Pietro, Marburg, Germany
Diculescu Mircea, Bucharest, Romania
Dore Maria P., Sassari, Italy
Engstrand Lars, Stockholm, Sweden
Fabri Carlo, Bologna, Italy
Felix Klaus, Heidelberg, Germany
Filice Carlo, Rome, Italy
Floreani Annarosa, Padova, Italy
Franca Maria Manuela, Porto, Portugal
Franceschi Francesco, Rome, Italy
Gheonea Dan I., Craiova, Romania
Gheorghe Liana, Bucharest, Romania
Glocker Erik Oliver, Freiburg, Germany
Goncalves Pedro, Paris, France
Grigorescu Mircea, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Grunhage Frank, Homburg, Germany
Gulewitsch Marco-Daniel,Tubingen, Germany
Hakim Gozde D., Izmir, Turkey
Hegyi Peter, Szeged, Hungary
Hernandez Gea, Virginia, Barcelona, Spain
Herszenyi Laszlo, Budapest, Hungary
Hodgson Shirley V., London, UK
Ikematsu Hiroaki, Chiba, Japan
Itzkowitz Steven, New York, NY, USA
Kaoru Y., Yokohama, Japana
Kauppila Jonas, Oulu, Finland
Keler Josberg, The Hague, The Netherlands
Klein John R., Houston, TX, USA
Koulaouzidis Anastasios, Edinburgh, UK
Krawczyk Marcin, Homburg Saar, Germany
Krowka Michael J., Rochester, MN, USA
Labrune Philippe, Paris, France
Lagana Domenico, Varese, Italy
Lahat Adi, Tel Aviv, Israel
Latorre Rafael, Murcia, Spain
Leeds John, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Lenzen Henrike, Hannover, Germany
Lindor Keith, Rochester, MN, USA
Lonardo Amedeo, Modena, Italy
Magno Carlo, Messina, Italy
Malfertheiner Peter, Magdeburg, Germany
Mantsaris Gerassimos, Athens, Greece
Maravilla Pablo, Mexico City, Mexic
Marteau Philippe, Paris, France
Matthaei Hanno, Bonn, Germany
Mikolasevic Ivana, Rijeka, Croatia
Moeller Soeren, Hvidovre, Denmark Mulder Chris J.J., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pagnini Cristiano, Roma, Italy
Pandey Virendra N., Newark, NJ, USA
Parnell Jill A., Alberta, Canada
Pineau Pascal, Paris, France
Portincasa Piero, Bari, Italy
Pox Christian, Bochum, Germany
Ristikankare Matti, Kuopio, Finland
Rosselli Matteo, London, UK
Rugge Massimo, Padova, Italy
Sanders David, Sheffield, UK
Sauerbruch Tillman, Bonn, Germany
Scarpignato Carmelo, Parma, Italy
Schramm C.S., Hamburg, Germany
Seicean Andrada, Cluj, Romania
Selinger Christian, Sydney, Australia
Shimizu Takao, Toyama, Japan
Shimizu, Yukihiro, Toyama, Japan
Shungo Endo, Fukushima, Japan
Sporea Ioan, Timisoara, Romaniav Stanciu Carol, Iasi, Romania
Stasi Cristina, Florence, Italy
Stefano Romeo, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sugimoto Keith, Tokyo, Japan
Sundin Andres, Uppsala, Sweden
Takagi Toshitaka, Kyoto, Japan
Talar-Wojnarowska Renata, Lodz, Poland
Tarantino Giovanni, Napoli, Italy
Tomas Bollen, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Triantos Christos, Patras, Greece
Trifa Adrian, Cluj, Romania
Trifan Anca, Iasi, Romania
Tursi Antonio, Andria (BT), Italy
Van de Casteele Marco-Daniel, Leuven, Belgium
Vashist Yoghest K., Hamburg, Germany
Zen Yoh, Kobe, Japan

Open access

There is free access on the Internet:http://www.jgld.ro to the full papers (in PDF format) published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases.
Submission and procession of manuscripts is free of charge for authors.

ISSN print: 1841-8724; ISSN on-line: 1842-1121. DOI: 10.15403
CME Credits: 10 (Colegiul Medicilor Romania)

Publishing House: Medical University Press Cluj, Romania
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