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About the journal
Aims and scope

The Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology (JCTH) is owned by the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University and published by XIA & HE Publishing Inc. 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 will 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
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 digital 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.

Publication 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

JCTH currently publishes 4 issues a year, in March, June, September, and December.

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 APC from authors or their institutions, copyright permission, and reprints.

Indexing services

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

  • CNKI Scholar
  • EBSCOhost
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Google Scholar
  • Microsoft Academic 
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • SafetyLit
  • Scilit
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Wanfang Data
  • Web of Science
  • WorldCat Discovery Services
  • Zetoc

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

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 server immediately following publication.

Contact us

Editorial Office

Managing Editors: Dr. Huaidong Hu & Dr. Zhi Peng
Telephone: +86-23-6372 7251
Fax: +86-23-6370 1383
E-mail: [email protected] 
Postal Address: 74 Linjiang Road, Yuzhong District, 400010 Chingqing, CHINA


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