About the Journal

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Aims and scope

AJG is published on behalf of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).

As the leading clinical journal covering gastroenterology and hepatology, The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) provides practical and professional support for clinicians dealing with the gastroenterological disorders seen most often in patients.

Published with practicing clinicians in mind, the journal aims to be easily accessible, organizing its content by topic, both online and in print. Topics include:

  • Colon and Small Bowel
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus
  • Functional GI Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver
  • Pancreas and Biliary Tract
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Nutrition/Obesity
  • Stomach

AJG devotes itself to publishing timely medical research in gastroenterology and hepatology with:

  • The notable Red Section which starts each issue by summarizing What's Hot in the Red Journal and publishing articles, debates and editorials covering techniques, methodologies, ethics, practice management and other important matters of concern to the international clinical community.
  • Original Research at the highest level covering the spectrum of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology including the latest clinical studies on emerging developments.
  • Study Highlights which summarize current knowledge and newly presented information in a particular article - a useful tool for the busy clinician.
  • Editorials that highlight important issues in international gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • In depth Clinical Reviews on hot topics in gastroenterology and liver disease.
  • ACG Practice Guidelines present best practices for diagnosing and treating a range of disorders affecting the GI tract.
  • CME credit opportunities, which are offered in every issue.
  • Online supplementary materials accompanying many articles are available free online, including downloadable PowerPoint slides and videos.
  • Supplements compliment every subscription on an annual basis.

Impact factor

2017 Impact Factor 10.237*

6/79 Gastroenterology & Hepatology

*2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Abstracted/indexed in

EBSCO Discovery Service
Google Scholar
Summon by ProQuest
Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
EBSCO Academic Search
EBCO Sicence & Technology Collection


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for The American Journal of Gastroenterology is 0002-9270 and the electronic standard serial number (eISSN) is 1572-0241.


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