Aims and Scope

Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology (CTG), published on behalf of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), is a peer-reviewed open access online journal dedicated to innovative clinical work in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. CTG hopes to fulfill an unmet need for clinicians and scientists by welcoming novel case series and cohort studies, early-phase clinical trials, qualitative and quantitative epidemiologic research, hypothesis-generating research, studies of novel mechanisms and methodologies including public health interventions, and integration of approaches across organs and disciplines. CTG also welcomes hypothesis-generating case series, methods papers, and translational research with clear applications to human physiology or disease.

CTG publishes:

  • Original research articles, including smaller-sized, early phase, hypothesis-generating translational studies
  • Narrative Reviews
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
  • Primers in Clinical and Translational Research
  • Translational Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
  • Gut Instincts: My Perspective
  • Case series (single case reports not considered)
  • Letters to the Editors

Topics include:

  • Colon and small bowel
  • Endoscopy and novel diagnostics
  • Esophagus
  • Functional GI disorders
  • Immunology of the GI tract
  • Microbiology of the GI tract
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver
  • Pancreas and biliary tract
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventative medicine
  • Nutrition/obesity
  • Stomach

Abstracted/indexed in

PubMed/PubMed Central
ISI Web of Science
Google Scholar
British Library
Web of Science



The ISSN (online) number for Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology is 2155-384X.




David C. Whitcomb David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG
Giant Eagle Foundation Professor of Cancer Genetics
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, and Human Genetics
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA


Associate Editors

Barbara Jung Barbara Jung, MD
Division Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chicago, IL

David Levinthal David Levinthal, MD, PhD
Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Florian Rieder Florian Rieder, MD
Associate Staff
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Andrew Tai Andrew Tai, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Andrew Y. Wang Andrew Y. Wang, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Medicine
Co-Medical Director of Endoscopy
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Editorial Advisory Board
Klaus Bielefeldt, Pittsburgh, PA
Judy Cho, New York, NY
Timothy Gardner, Lebanon, NH
Uday Ghoshal, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Peter Gibson, Melbourne, Australia
Sanal Girija, New Delhi, India
C. Prakash Gyawali, St. Louis, MO
Amy Kim, Baltimore, MD
Brian E. Lacy, Lebanon, NH
Benjamin Lebwohl, New York, NY
Govind Makharia, New Delhi, India
Arjmand Mufti, Dallas, TX
Neehar Parikh, Ann Arbor, MI
Walter Park, Palo Alto, CA
Anjana Pillai, Atlanta, GA
Maria Pintos-Sanchez,Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Eammon Quigley, Houston, TX
Siddharth Singh, San Diego, CA
Scott Tenner, Brooklyn, NY
Andrew Thomson, Canberra, Australia
Raul Urrutia, Rochester, MN
Michael Volk, Loma Linda, CA
Dominic-Luc Webb, Uppsala, Sweden
Dhiraj Yadav, Pittsburgh, PA

Managing Editor:
Lindsey Topp, Bethesda, MD

Editorial Assistant:
Jenny Dunnington, Bethesda, MD

ACG Board of Trustees - Officers
President: Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG, Jacksonville, FL
President-elect: Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, Cleveland, OH
Vice President: Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, Walnut Creek, CA
Treasurer: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, Rochester, MN
Secretary: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, New York, NY
Immediate Past President: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG, Chicago, IL
Past President: Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, FACG, Rockwall, TX
Director, ACG Institute: Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, FACG, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chair, Board of Governors: Immanuel K. H. Ho, MD, FACG, Chester, PA
Vice Chair, Board of Governors: Costas H. Kefalas, MD, FACG, Akron, OH
Trustee for Administrative Affairs: Delbert L. Chumley, MD, FACG, San Antonio, TX

William D. Chey, MD, FACG, Ann Arbor, MI
Lauren B. Gerson, MD, FACG, San Francisco, CA
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, Bronx, NY
Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG, Hickory, NC
Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG, Indianapolis, IN
Jonathon A. Leighton, MD, FACG, Scottsdale, AZ
Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG, Charlottesville, VA
David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, Chicago, IL
Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG, Providence, RI
Scott M. Tenner, MD, MPH, FACG, Brooklyn, NY

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