Gut and Liver is an international journal of gastroenterology, focusing on the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tree, pancreas, motility, and neurogastroenterology. Gut atnd Liver delivers up-to-date, authoritative papers on both clinical and research-based topics in gastroenterology. The Journal publishes original articles, case reports, brief communications, letters to the editor and invited review articles in the field of gastroenterology. The Journal is operated by internationally renowned editorial boards and designed to provide a global opportunity to promote academic developments in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. +MORE
|Yong Chan Lee
Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Research Laboratory
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Univ. California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA
|Jong Pil Im
|Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
|Robert S. Bresalier
|University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
|Steven H. Itzkowitz
|Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, USA
All papers submitted to Gut and Liver are reviewed by the editorial team before being sent out for an external peer review to rule out papers that have low priority, insufficient originality, scientific flaws, or the absence of a message of importance to the readers of the Journal. A decision about these papers will usually be made within two or three weeks.
The remaining articles are usually sent to two reviewers. It would be very helpful if you could suggest a selection of reviewers and include their contact details. We may not always use the reviewers you recommend, but suggesting reviewers will make our reviewer database much richer; in the end, everyone will benefit. We reserve the right to return manuscripts in which no reviewers are suggested.
The final responsibility for the decision to accept or reject lies with the editors. In many cases, papers may be rejected despite favorable reviews because of editorial policy or a lack of space. The editor retains the right to determine publication priorities, the style of the paper, and to request, if necessary, that the material submitted be shortened for publication.
As an open access journal, Gut and Liver will follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (https://doaj.org/bestpractice) developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
The URL of official journal web site is http://www.gutnliver.org/main.html.
The Gut and Liver team endeavors to make a good website. Gut and Liver website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.
The official journal title is the Gut and Liver, the abbreviation of ISO is Gut Liver.
The Gut and Liver has an online submission and peer review system at
All papers submitted to Gut and Liver are reviewed by the editorial team before being sent out for an external blind peer review; this is done to check for papers that have low priority, insufficient originality, scientific flaws, or the absence of a message of importance to the readers of the Journal. A decision on these papers is usually made within two or three weeks.
The remaining articles are usually sent to two reviewers. The average number of days between the date the manuscript was received and the first decision is 17. It would be very helpful if you could suggest a selection of reviewers and include their contact details. We may not always use the reviewers you recommend, but suggesting reviewers will make our reviewer database much richer; in the end, everyone will benefit. We reserve the right to return manuscripts in which no reviewers are suggested.
Gut and Liver is jointly owned and operated by 8 affiliated societies in the field of gastroenterology, namely: the Korean Society of Gastroenterology, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, the Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, the Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases, the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, the Korean Pancreatobiliary Association, and the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Research. (https://www.gutnliver.org/content/about/jointly_owned_operated.html)
This Journal have a Publishing Committee (https://www.gutnliver.org/content/about/publishing_committee.html).
The advisory body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors and members of journal management team are displayed on the (Editorial Board, https://www.gutnliver.org/content/about/editorial_board.html) tab of journal homepage, and the contact information for the Editor and editorial office is on the (Contact us, http://gutnliver.org/content/about/contact_us.html) tab.
Copyright to all published materials is owned by the 8 affiliated societies. (https://www.gutnliver.org/content/about/jointly_owned_operated.html) All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.
The corresponding author is required to download and consolidate the sign the Copyright Assignment & Warranties Form on all authors. It includes a statement for full transfer of copyright to Gut and Liver, and must be submitted at the time of submission. As an open access journal, copyrighted material from Gut and Liver can be freely used according to the following conditions under the Creative Commons License:
Gut and Liver uses the Open Access publishing model in which all published articles are freely available to readers directly from the Journal's website. So, there are no author submission fees or other publication-related charges in online.
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The editorial board of Gut and Liver have carefully examined all submitted manuscripts whether these are abided by the ethical guidelines of the ICMJE and COPE. The published articles have involved the statements of conflict of interest, institutional review board, informed consent, and human/animal rights.
When the Journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The editorial board of Gut and Liver will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. Gut and Liver will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
Gut and Liver follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (https://publicationethics.org), Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations), and Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (http://kamje.or.kr).
Our publication ethics are displayed on the Editorial Policy (Publication Ethics) tab of journal homepage.
Gut and Liver is published Bimonthly (the 15th of January, March, May, July, September, and November; Odd month) a year, in both online and printed versions.
Gut and Liver is an open access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The full text of Gut and Liver has been archived in PubMed Central since the first volume in 2007. This ensures electronic backup and preservation of the journal in the event that it is no longer published. Gut and Liver is an Open Access Journal, allowing authors to archive pre-prints (i.e., pre-refereeing), post-prints (i.e., final draft post-refereeing), and the publisher's version/PDF.
Revenue sources of the journal are from the support of the publisher, advertising rates and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government (Ministry of Education).
Gut and Liver accepts advertisements. Please contact the editorial office for details.
Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.
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