Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

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Editorial Board

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG

Associate Editors
David Levinthal, MD, PhD
Barbara Jung, MD
Max Petrov, MD
Michael Scharl, MD
Andrew Tai, MD

Impact Factor

2017 Impact Factor 4.621*; ranked 15/80 in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
*2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Aims and Scope

Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology (CTG), published by Wolters Kluwer 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 case series, methods papers, and translational research with clear applications to human physiology or disease.

Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology 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
  • Small cohort series (single case reports not considered)
  • Letters to the Editor

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
  • Nutrition/Obesity
  • Stomach

Guide to Authors and Online Submission

Please read the full Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology Guide to Authors, and visit the online submission site to submit your manuscript.

Indexing and Archiving

Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology is indexed on PubMed and is archived on PubMed Central. Published articles will be deposited for archiving on PubMed Central by Wolters Kluwer as a service to authors. CTG is also indexed in ISI Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ, Crossref, and British Library.

Open Access

Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology will make all content freely available to all researchers worldwide. Content is published online on a daily basis to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum.

Article processing charges for CTG are: $2,800 for standard submissions, $2,600 for direct submissions authored by one or more members of the American College of Gastroenterology, and $2,200 for manuscripts transferred from AJG. Please contact the Managing Editor at with questions.

Creative Commons License

Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology a Articles are published either under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License (read full legal code), a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License (read full legal code), or a Creative Commons CCBY-NC – NonCommercial Creative Commons License (read full legal code), at the free choice of the authors. The latter license permits derivative works, ensuring that authors can comply with funders such as the Wellcome Trust.

Contact Information

For questions, please contact:

Lindsey Topp, Managing Editor
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
6400 Goldsboro Road, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 301-263-9000
Fax: 301-263-9025