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Gastroenterology is an ever-advancing branch of internal medicine dealing with disorders and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, i.e. the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines as well as liver (Hepatology) and pancreas (Pancreatology). Further, management of gastroenterological disorders has interaction with surgery, radiology, pathology, oncology and nutrition, and advanced endoscopy has developed markedly in later years. A crosstalk between basic and clinical scientists in the recent times has revealed new pathways of pathophysiology of the diseases, ultimately leading to new therapeutic targets. Never before were so many discoveries made that have been translated into clinical practice at a rapidly increasing pace. These discoveries are changing the way the diseases are now diagnosed, monitored and treated.
This section aims at publishing different types of articles across the entire field of Gastroenterology. The section welcomes outstanding contributions in any domain of Gastroenterology (e.g. reflux esophagitis, ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption/pancreatic disease, hepatology, transplantation, functional bowel disorders, gastrointestinal cancer including inherited cancer syndromes, endoscopy and tropical diseases) from basic research to clinical research, from prevention to treatment, and from imaging studies to novel treatment strategies. Experts from all over the world will review the manuscripts. The international Editorial Board is dedicated to producing high quality scientific content of interest to researchers and clinicians. The section uses the unique Frontiers platform for open-access publishing and research networking for scientists, which provides an equal opportunity to seek, share and create knowledge.
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PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Gastroenterology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Community Case Study, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Study Protocol and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Gastroenterology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Gastroenterology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Medicine.
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