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About the Journal

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 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 small studies, methods papers, and translational research with clear applications to human physiology or disease.

  • 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
  • Pancreas and biliary tract
  • Liver
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventative medicine
  • Nutrition/obesity
  • Stomach

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

  • Original Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Translational Medicine: Bench to Bedside
  • Primers in Clinical and Translational Research
  • Gut Instincts: My Perspective
  • Editorials
  • Correspondence

Impact Factor

Impact Factor 2018 Impact Factor 4.803*
Rank: 20/84 Gastroenterology & Hepatology
*2018 Journal Citation Reports ® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

Abstracted/Indexed In

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


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