WJG is an international learned journal of gastroenterology. It is published in English bimonthly and distributed worldwide, and it aims to strengthen international exchanges of modern and traditional gastroenterology, to promote the development of gastroenterology, and to make contributions to human health. WJG is the only international journal of gastroenterology published in English based in China. It mainly publishes original papers of basic research and clinical studies in gastroenterology from all of the world. Original articles with international competitiveness, articles from projects supported by scientific grants, original articles of traditional Chinese digestive medicine and herbs, of acupuncture, of ethinomedicine, and of combined traditional and modern digestive medicine are published with priority. Commentaries, literature reviews, rapid reports, clinical experience, and case reports of rare diseases are published preferentially as well.