International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal which provides an international forum for the publication of scholarly articles in hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases.
Aims and Scope
The scope of the journal covers etiology, prevention, diagnosis, surgical and medical management and transplantation research, structure of liver, biliary system and pancreas, function of liver, biliary system and pancreas, etiology, epidemiology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, pathology, radiology, immunology, prevention, genetics, diagnosis, medical management, surgical management, transplantation research and complications of diseases. Studies of pathobiology from experimental models and human material are also welcome.
International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases accepts for publication original Research Articles, Clinical Studies, Short Reports, Rapid Communication, Technical Reports, Protocols, Case Series, Case Reports, Clinical Images, Letter to Editors and Review Articles.
Editorial and Peer Review
All manuscripts submitted to International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases undergo stringent editorial review followed by double-blind peer review. In the double-blind peer review neither the reviewers nor the authors know the identity of each other. This enables an unbiased and accurate review of the manuscript.
The journal accepts articles based only on scientific validity and methodological soundness with emphasis on research integrity and high ethical standards. We believe that if research is scientifically valid and technically sound then it deserves to be published for the research community.
Articles are not rejected based on any subjective determination of novelty of the study, impact in a given field, or degree of advancement to existing literature. Every article has option for post-publication discussion by the readers who are most qualified to judge the importance of any particular paper.
Open Access Publishing Model
International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases follows an open access publication model in which free full-text of all articles is globally accessible in multiple formats immediately on publication. The open access publication model is supported by Article Processing Charges. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles as soon as they are ready for publication.
The articles published in International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases are archived in PORTICO which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals. The articles published in International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases are fully citable. Each article receives a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) which is unique for every article published in the journal and is used for easier referencing and archiving.
After publication all possible efforts are made to make every article the most highly visible article on its subject. The articles are actively disseminated to a global readership by sending Table of Contents to registered readers, submitting article to abstracting and indexing services, depositing the articles in open access directories, and including the article in RSS feed of the journal. The articles are also posted on journal blog, social networking websites video websites and discussion forums.
- Submission to peer review: 28-42 days
- Acceptance to final publication: 31 days
- Page proof to final publication: 14 days
Authors are welcome to submit review articles on topics of current interest and review articles which discuss a single topic in detail. If you have a topic on which you would like to write a review article or need ideas about topics on which we would like to publish review articles, please contact the Managing Editor through the "Contact Us" page on the journal website.