Digestive Diseases and Sciences publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, original papers addressing aspects of basic/translational and clinical research in gastroenterology, hepatology, and related fields. This well-illustrated journal features comprehensive coverage of basic pathophysiology, new technological advances, and clinical breakthroughs; insights from prominent academicians and practitioners concerning new scientific developments and practical medical issues; and discussions focusing on the latest changes in local and worldwide social, economic, and governmental policies that affect the delivery of care within the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology.

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• Wide scope covering basic and clinical aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology, outcomes research, and healthcare delivery

• Rapidly rising impact factor

• Global and highly regarded editorial board composed of top scholars in the field

• Editorials written by leading experts

• Peer review by knowledgeable authorities in the field

• Highlights developments in translational research

• Efficient handling: 28 days between submission and first decision

• Fast publication: 21 days between acceptance and online publication

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jonathan Kaunitz
Managing Editor
  • Meghan Keeffe
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.937 (2018)
Impact factor
2.780 (2018)
Five year impact factor
29 days
Submission to first decision
139 days
Submission to acceptance
735,403 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-2568
Print ISSN
0163-2116
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