About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Aims & Objectives

  • Create awareness about viral hepatitis
  • Prevention of hepatitis viruses
  • International collaborative research about viral hepatitis
  • Publish international journals and other relevant scientific materials
  • Provide treatment at affordable cost to liver disease patients
  • Overseas training for Hepatologists
  • Train primary health care providers about management of liver diseases

Publication Frequency

The journal is published bi-annually.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Editor In Chief

Professor Salimur Rahman
Professor, Department of Hepatology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Dhaka, Bangladesh
President, Viral Hepatitis Foundation Bangladesh

Senior Editor

Dr. Mamun-Al-Mahtab
Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Secretary General, Viral Hepatitis Foundation Bangladesh


Dr. Aly Elsayed Soliman
Head, Department of Hepatology
Al Noor Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Professor Amr Helmy
Professor of HPB Surgery
National Liver Institute,Menoufya University.
Giza, Egypt

Professor Andrea Frilling
Professor of Surgery
& Vice-Chairman
Department of General Surgery and
University Hospital Essen
Essen, Germany

Dr. Anil Arora
Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist,
Therapeutic Endoscopist
Chief of Hepatology Services
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, India

Professor Anil Dhawan
Department of Paediatric Hepatology
King's College Hospital
London, UK

Dr. Arun J. Sanyal
Division of Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Dr. Christian Gluud
Head and Coordinating Editor
Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group
Copenhagen Trial Unit
Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Deepak Narayan Amarapurkar
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Bombay Hospital & Medical Centre
Mumbai, India

Professor Deirdre A. Kelly
Professor of Paediatric Hepatology
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham, UK

Dr. Md. Fazal Karim
Consultant, Mahanagar Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Desmond Wai
Consultant Transplant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist
Asian Centre for Liver Diseases & Transplantation
Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore

Professor Gamal Shiha
Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Unit
Almansoura Faculty of Medicine
Almansoura, Egypt

Professor George K. K. Lau
Clinical Professor, Division of
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Medicine
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Govind K. Makharia
Associate Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
and Human Nutrition
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India

Professor Graham Foster
Professor of Hepatology
Barts and The Royal London
Queen Mary's School of Medicine
and Dentistry London, UK

Professor Henry Cohen
Professor and Chairman
Department of Gastroenterology
National University
Montevideo, Uruguay

Dr. Jane R. Campos
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Asian Hospital & Medical Centre
Manila, The Philippines

Professor Jenny Heathcote
Professor of Medicine & Hepatology
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jian She Wang
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Center for Pediatric Liver Diseases
Children's Hospital of Fudan University
Shanghai, P. R. China

Professor Jose D. Sollano
Professor of Medicine
University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines

Dr. K. C. Tan
Consultant Transplant Surgeon
& Director Asian Centre for Liver Disease
& Transplantation Singapore

Professor Mahfuzul Haque
Clinical Professor and Division Chief
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

Professor Masao Omata
Professor and Chair
Department of Gastroenterology
Tokyo University
Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Nancy Leung
Associate Professor of Gastroenterology
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Professor Nurdan Tozun
Head of the Department of Gastroenterology
& Director of GI Institute
Marmara University School of Medicine
Istanbul, Turkey

Professor Paul J. Thuluvath
Director, Hepatology
Director, Liver Research
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
The Johns Hopkins Hospital & School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Professor Peter Hayes
Department of Hepatology
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

Dr. Roya Kelishadi
Associate Professor of Pediatrics Head, Preventive Pediatric
Cardiology Department Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Isfahan Medical School
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
22.Isfahan, Iran

Professor Premashish Kar
Professor of Medicine
Maulana Azad Medical College
New Delhi, India

Dr. Radha Krishan Dhiman
Additional Professor
Department of Hepatology
Post-Graduate Institute of Medical
Education & Research
Chandigarh, India

Dr. S. M. Fazle Akbar
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Ehime University School of Medicine
Ehime, Japan

Professor S.M. Wasim Jafri
Chief of Gastroenterology
& Chairman, Department of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, The Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan

Professor Saeed S. Hamid
The Karim Jiwa Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Medical Director & Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
The Aga Khan University and Hospital
Karachi, Pakistan
Professor Santosh Man Srestha
The Liver Foundation
Katmandu, Nepal

Professor Seyed-Moayed Alavian
Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Deputy for Health, Ministry for Health and
Medical Education
President, Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology
and Liver Disease Head, Tehran Hepatitis Center
President, Iran Hepatitis Network
Founder, Asian Hepatitis Network
Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Virology
Editor-in-Chief, Hepatitis Monthly
Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Gastroenterology
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Professor Shiv K. Sarin
Director Professor and Head, Gastroenterology
G.B.Pant Hospital, Affiliated to University of Delhi
Adjunct Professor, Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Project Director, ILBS
New Delhi, India

Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson
Professor of Hepatology
Imperial College
London, UK

Professor Tarun Lahiri Mazumdar
Former Head, Department of Gastroenterology
Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education & Research
Kolkata, India

Professor Thomas D. Boyer
John J. Lee Professor of Medicine
Director, Liver Research Institute
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Professor Yogesh Kumar Chawla
Professor & Head
Department of Hepatology
Post Graduate Institute of Medial
Education & Research
Chandigarh, India

Professor Yong Poovorawan
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Centre for Excellence in Clinical
Virology Faculty of Medicine
Chulalongkorn University & Hospital
Bangkok, Thailand

N.B. All names appear in alphabetic order.


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Journal History

This journal has been renamed as the International Journal of Hepatology.