Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Monday, 01 / 24 / 2022

About the Journal

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology [Print ISSN: 2225-0719; Online ISSN: 2310-8819] is owned by the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University and published by XIA & HE Publishing Inc.

Aims and scope

The Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology (JCTH) publishes high quality, peer reviewed studies in the clinical and basic human health sciences of liver diseases. JCTH has established high standards for publication of original research, which are characterized by a study’s novelty, quality, and ethical conduct in the scientific process as well as in the communication of the research findings. Each issue includes articles by leading authorities on topics in hepatology that are germane to the most current challenges in the field. Special features include reports on the latest advances in drug development and technology that are relevant to liver diseases. Regular features of the JCTH also include editorials, correspondences and invited commentaries on rapidly progressing areas in hepatology. All articles published by the JCTH, both solicited and unsolicited, must pass our rigorous peer review process.

The open access publishing model used by the JCTH avails all publications to an international readership audience, prompting worldwide interest from contributing authors and helping to promote the diverse range in hepatology topics covered in our journal. The JCTH welcomes submissions of articles within its topical scope, which includes:

  • Novel discoveries in clinical and basic hepatology
  • Liver disease mechanisms
  • Novel techniques in research and management of liver diseases
  • Epidemiological/environmental factors of liver diseases
  • Role of immune system function in liver diseases
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Genetic and metabolic liver diseases and their complications
  • Hepatobiliary diseases
  • Liver cancer
  • Drug metabolism
  • Biliary disease
  • Peritoneal tuberculosis


Open access

The Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology (JCTH) is published as an open access journal. Electronic versions of each issue are made available on our publicly accessible website immediately upon publication ( ) and are perpetually available in our electronic archives (

The JCTH recognizes the distinct advantages of using an open access publication model to promote the timely dissemination of innovative and important research findings. Unrestricted free access to our publications is anticipated to foster intellectual discourse across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. To support the success of our open access approach, we ensure the integrity and high quality of research published in our journal by practicing a rigorous peer review process and by following strict guidelines for ethics in publication and in conduct of the scientific process.

All Open access articles are published under CC BY-NC 4.0 license ( If the article is not under the open access model, then the application of the Creative Commons license is at the discretion of the editor, in which case there is no processing fee for the article.


Publicaiton Criteria


All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology must meet the following criteria for publication:

  • Original research in the clinical or basic sciences of hepatology
  • Results and findings that have not been previously published elsewhere
  • Topics with timely relevance to the general field or specialties of hepatology
  • Research performed with adherence to accepted global standards for ethics in the scientific process
  • Ethical reporting of data to protect the rights and privacy of study participants
  • Appropriate statistical analyses, with sufficient descriptions of all statistical methods used
  • Conclusions supported by the data presented
  • All funding sources and their roles cited
  • For clinical trials, the registration number cited
  • Manuscript written in standard American (US) English and formatted according to the journal-specific guidelines
  • No instances of textual plagiarism, including ‘text recycling/self-plagiarism”


Publishing Schedule

 From the beginning of 2021, JCTH publishes 6 issues a year, in February, April, June, August, October, and December.


Indexing Services

All articles published in Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology are included in:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar
  • Current Contents Clinical Medicine
  • Dimensions
  • Directory of Research Journals Indexing
  • Essential Science Indicators
  • EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar
  • ICI World of Journals
  • Journal Citation Reports Science
  • Microsoft Academic
  • PubMed
  • Portico
  • ProQuest Central
  • Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MSHE)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Scopus
  • Safety Literature
  • ScienceOpen
  • Scilit
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Wanfang Data
  • Web of Science
  • WorldCat Discovery Services
  • Zetoc

The full text of all articles is deposited in the following digital archives to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

PubMed Central


In addition, authors publishing with Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology are encouraged to post the published articles on their website, institutional repository or other free public servers immediately following publication.


Journal Metrics

From January 1 2020 to December 31 2020: 
Median time from submission to first decision: 34 days
Median time from acceptance to online publishing: 25 days 


 Revenue Sources

JCTH adopts the open access publishing model. JCTH is mostly financially supported by the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, with limited revenue of article processing charges (APC) from authors or their institutions, permissions, and reprints.


Why publish your article in JCTH?

Manuscript quality

A major goal of the JCTH is to serve as a vehicle for the publication of high-quality manuscripts describing novel and important discoveries in the field of hepatology. All articles published in the JCTH have passed a stringent peer-review process, which ensures the selection of only those studies of the highest quality and with the most timely significance.

Emphasis on translational medicine

Studies reported in the JCTH will focus on biomedical developments in the laboratory and clinic that have direct or clear implications for human liver health that may be realized in the near future. The JCTH aims to be a respectable and comprehensive source of up-to-date information in the field of hepatology, facilitating the translation of results from the bench to the bedside with the intent of impacting clinical practice to promote and protect liver health.

High visibility

The open access publishing policy employed by the JCTH allows researchers to freely read their and other’s work on the website through unrestricted access via the World Wide Web. The journal’s website homepage includes a section for “Current Issue Highlights”, which provides links to the most recent articles in the JCTH with the highest popularity among readers (based on access rates). In addition to online access, print issues of the JCTH are delivered to each of the authors who have contributed articles to that issue. All articles are available online as full-text HTML and PDF files, both of which can be downloaded for free from the website.

Attractive formatting and artwork

The JCTH encourages the use of high quality and effectual visual aids to facilitate the transfer of information. The JCTH considers visual aids an essential tool for presenting particularly complex topics and novel concepts. The types of visual aids that frequently accompany JCTH articles are highlighted tables, high-resolution images, and graphics, all carefully generated to protect the integrity of the data presented and avoid manipulation that constitutes scientific misconduct.

Speed of publication

The JCTH aims to provide a rapid but thorough peer review process for manuscripts under consideration for publication. Generally, decisions are made within one month of manuscript submission.




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