With the growth in the impact factor and the resulting increase in selection pressure, increasingly many good papers do not find a place in the Journal of Hepatology. After a careful analysis, EASL decided to launch a new open access journal, JHEP Reports, with the ambition of establishing a top 10 journal in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, with an impact factor >7.
JHEP Reports will publish original papers, reviews, and letters to the Editor concerned with basic, translation and clinical research in the field of hepatology. The aim is to create an innovative journal that publishes content covering global issues in hepatology, with a specific focus on clinical trials, novel diagnostics, precision medicine and therapeutics, cellular and molecular research, metabolism, cancer, microbiome, systems biology, epidemiology, and biotechnology advances and devices.
- Increase EASL’s footprint in clinical, translational and basic research in hepatology
- Provide a home to authors who want to publish quickly and in a respected journal
- Give a home to the many good papers that are rejected from Journal of Hepatology
- Offer a Gold Open Access possibility to (European) hepatologists