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Digestive System

Online ISSN: 2514-457X

Prof. Mitsuhiro Kida (Editor-in-Chief)

Kitasato University, Japan

Digestive System is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which considers manuscripts on all aspects of digestive system.

Manuscripts may take the form of original empirical research, critical reviews of the literature, brief commentaries, meeting reports, case reports, innovations in clinical practice, letters and drug clinical trial studies.

Journal will accept article from the following topics are digestive system components, digestive system anatomy, digestive system histology, digestive enzymes, gastrointestinal digestive system, digestive system physiology, digestion, digestive bacteria, endoscopy of digestive system, digestive endometriosis, digestion problems, digestive system disorders, digestive system diseases, digestive system cancer, digestive system surgery, digestive liver diseases, digestive track decontamination, mouth, stomach, pharynx, oesophagus, diaphragm, small intestine, large intestine, liver, spleen, pancreas, lower gastrointestinal tract, spleen injury, and other related topics.

DSJ welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by DSJ, is properly cited.

Prof. Mitsuhiro Kida

Prof. Mitsuhiro Kida currently working as a Professor of department of Gastroenterology at Executive Consultant of Endoscopy Center, Kitasato University & Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.

He has many publications on Current status and future perspective of interventional endoscopic ultrasound in japan, standard imaging techniques of endoscopic ultrasound‐guided fine‐needle aspiration using a curved linear array echoendoscope and stent therapy for malignant esophago‐gastrointestinal stricture, etc.

Editorial Board

Prof. Antonio Iannetti

University of Rome

Luís Otávio Mocarzel

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Shivakumar Vignesh

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Director, Center for Advanced Endoscopy at SUNY Downstate
Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship SUNY Downstate Medical Cente

Georgios Oikonomopoulos

Consultant Medical Oncologist 2nd Oncology Department
Metropolitan Hospital

Maitham A. Khajah

Department Of Pharmacology & Therapeutics Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University

Vaughn E Whittaker

Assistant Professor
Upstate University Hospital

Samiullah MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Missouri School of Medicine


Anaesthesiology Department
Marmara University

Kemal ARDA

Ankara Oncology & Ataturk Education and Research Hospital

Pedro Emilio Bermejo Velasco

Department of Neurology
Professor of Neuroeconomics at Centro de Estudios Financieros

Ishita Chatterjee

Department of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
S Damen Ave
Chicago, Illinois

María Rita Rodríguez-Luna

Department of General Surgery
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Marcos V. Perini

Department of Surgery
HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon at Austin Hospital in Melbourne
University of Melbourne

Dr. Maitham A. Khajah

Assistant Professor
Department Of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Faculty of Pharmacy
Kuwait University

Osamu Handa

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Secretary general of SFRR Japan
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Kazuki Hayashi

Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Susumu Hijioka

Department of Gastroenterology
Aichi Cancer Center Hospital

Chavdar Pavlov

Deputy Director
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
'Sechenov' First Moscow State Medical University

Pilar Lardelli

Clinical Oncology
​ ​PharmaMar
​ ​ Spain

Yusuke Kumamoto

Clinical Professor
​ ​Department of Surgery
​ ​Kitasato University​

Berna Nilgun Ozgursoy Uran

Faculty of Health Science
Izmir Katip Celebi University


Endscopy Department
Yokohama Rosai Hospital

Mayra Anton Dib Saleh

Collaborator researcher
São Paulo State University - UNESP

In Press

Digestive System discontinued as of 2018 and Continued as Digestive Health and Liver Disease. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, and editors who contributed to the journal over past years.

Current Issue

Digestive System discontinued as of 2018 and Continued as Digestive Health and Liver Disease. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, and editors who contributed to the journal over past years.

Previous Issue

Will be updated soon.

Digestive System discontinued as of 2018 and Continued as Digestive Health and Liver Disease. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, and editors who contributed to the journal over past years.


Volume 3

Treatment of diabetic foot for limb salvage

Ahmed M. Abdel Modaber Ahmed Hammad Vusal Aliyev

Research Article-Digestive System (DSJ)

March 19 2018

Immunohistochemistry application as step one for diagnosing human intestinal spirochetosis

Sho Ogata Ken Shimizu Kuniaki Nakanishi

Research Article-Digestive System (DSJ)

July 30, 2018

Training of interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in pancreato-biliary disorders: an asian perspective

C Rinaldi A Lesmana Khek Yu Ho

Research Article-Digestive System (DSJ)

August 13, 2018

Laparoscopic fundoplication assisted by robot

Juan Roberto González-Santamaría María Rubí Valderrama-Gutiérrez Erick Hiram Rubio Arroyo Gustavo Alain Flores-Rangel

Research Article-Digestive System (DSJ)

August 24 2018

Reasoning of generation of threonine indispensability in humans and mammals in evolutionary aspect


Research Article-Digestive System (DSJ)

September 28, 2018

A novel hemoclip applied on patients with duodenal papillary neoplasms during endoscopic papillectomy to prevent post-procedure bleeding

Zheng Ruhua Wang Lei Yao Yuling Li Yunhong Cao Jun Zou Xiaoping

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

January 30, 2018

Enzymatic mechanism of BglA-1 from Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4

Wei-Li Yu Xiang Yang Zhong-Hua Lu Xiao-Ping Geng Yun Sun

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

February 26, 2018

Pancreatic metastasis of uterine cervix cancer mimicking a primary cancer

Sho Ogata Akifumi Kimura Koji Kameda Hidenori Sasa Junji Yamamoto

Case Report- Digestive System (DSJ)

April 23, 2018

Pancreatitis-associated unique duodenal fistula: an autopsy case

Sho Ogata Ben Hatano

Case Report- Digestive System (DSJ)

April 27, 2018

Study on metaplastic lesions in gastric cancerogenesis

Vuka V Katic

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

May 04, 2018

Hepatic angiosarcoma with an associated focal nodular hyperplasia-like nodule

Sho Ogata Takuya Horio Susumu Tominaga Yoshiaki Sugiura

Case Report- Digestive System (DSJ)

May 05, 2018

Volume 2

Cytoreductive surgery in elderly and senile patients with disseminated forms of colorectal cancer

Maistrenko NA Sazonov AA Hvatov AA

Short Communication- Digestive System (DSJ)

October 24, 2017

Carbon dioxide versus room air insufflation in colonoscopy: a comparative study

Katlin I. Mallette Sonny S. Dhalla

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

October 26, 2017

New-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus as a symptom of pancreatic cancer: case report

Elena Caride Miana Concepción Gil Anguita

Case Report

November 25, 2017

Preliminary experimental data to the hepatic effect of khat (Catha edulis)

Erica E. Balint H. Ghebrekidan G. A. BALINT

Short Communication

December 08, 2017

Study on efficacy and prognostic indicators of sorafenib in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

Yu Zhenyu Zhang Jian Zhang Yingcai Liu Wei Yao Jia Tang Hui Li Haibo Wang Genshu Wang Guoying Yang Yang Chen Guihua

Case Report

December 16, 2017

Early case of childhood cirrhosis in 1876

Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

Editorial-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

March 20, 2017

Usefulness and safety of Endoscopic Pancreatic Duct Balloon Dilation(EPDBD)for treatment of pancreatic diseases- pancreatic stone, divisum and pseudocyst

Tadao Tsuji Nyuhzuki S Son K Sugiyama A Amano Y S. Mano T Shinobi Tanaka H Kubochi M Ono M Masuda T Shinozaki H Kaneda H Katsura H Mizutani T Miura K Katoh M Yamafuji K Takeshima K Okamoto N Hoshino Y Tsurumi N Hisada S Won J Kogiso T Yatsuji K Iimura M Kakimoto T

Research Article-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

July 14, 2017

Case report: High-volumetric atypical hemihepatectomy in patient with colorectal cancer with extensive metastatic disease

Olga Sjomina Jelizaveta Pavlova Evita Gashenko Nadezda Vorobjova Armands Sivins

Case Report-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

September 28, 2017

Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease associated with craniopharyngioma: case report and review of the literature

Manel Jemel Ines Khochtali Hanene Sayadi Mondher Golli

Case Report-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

September 28, 2017

Role of chemotherapy for treatment of colorectal liver metastasis in modern era of liver surgery. Current data and clinical practice in 2017

Iswanto Sucandy Darrell J Downs

Commentary-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

September 29, 2017

Weight loss and improvement of hepatic fibrosis in Egyptian patients with chronic hepatitis C

Khaled Metwally Eman Abdelsameea Tamer Refaat Khaled Gameel Eman Roweisha

Research Article-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

September 22, 2017

Irreversible electroporation of locally recurrent pancreatic cancer with 5-year survival

Alyssa M. Deiters Minia Hellan Rebecca M. Tuttle James R. Ouellette

Case Report-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

November 27, 2017

Cystic artery lymph node-is it a fixed important landmark during cholecystectomy?

Kor Woi Tiang Jia Xin Peng Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki

Case Report-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

November 28, 2017

Dual thermal ablation of pancreatic cancer cells as an improved combinatorial treatment strategy

Kenneth W. Baumann John M. Baust Kristi K. SnyderJohn G. Baust Robert G Van Buskirk

Research Article-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

November 30, 2017

Sorafenib-based regimens in the management of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Peng-Sheng Yi Ming Zhang LiangLiang Xu Ming-Qing Xu

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

February 27, 2017

Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: we already know. What comes next?

Luís Otávio Mocarzel Jessica Bicca Luiza Jarske Thamires Oliveira Pedro Lanzieri Ronaldo Altenburg Gismondi

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

March 04, 2017

Simulating the growth of hepatic metastases from carcinoma of the pancreas using LabVIEW

Alan Kawarai Lefor

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

September 04, 2017

Colonoscopic polypectomy in Egyptian children: A single-center experience

Yasser K. Rashed

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

September 04, 2017

The effect of prucalopride on gastric emptying in parkinson’s disease patients, a pilot randomized, open-label study

Kanokwan Pinyopornpanish Atiwat Soontornpun Phuripong Kijdamrongthum Waralee Teeyasoontranon Chaisiri Angkurawaranon Satawat Thongsawat

Research Article- Digestive System (DSJ)

September 07, 2017

Cause of dysphagia in elderly with dementia: pancreatic tail neoplasm

Patricia López Pardo

Image- Digestive System (DSJ)

September 15, 2017

Volume 1

Comparison between 80 kV, 100 kV and 120 kV CT protocols in the assessment of the therapeutic outcome in HCC

Emilio Quaia

Research Article-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

November 15, 2016

Test-bolus versus bolus-tracking in the timing of hepatic arterial phase at contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Emilio Quaia

Research Article-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

November 21, 2016

Similarities and differences in beta cell mass between Caucasians and Japanese in the face of obesity and diabetes

J. Inaishi Y. Saisho H. Itoh

Short Communication-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

December 11, 2016

Fatty liver and n-3 fatty acids ingestion: New mechanisms and perspectives from pre-clinical animal models

Amanda Marreiro Barbosa Thayz Rodrigues Chagas Everson Araújo Nunes

Short Communication-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

December 19, 2016

Pancreatic mesenchymal stromal cells: Characteristics and possible origin

Sara M. Ahmed Nagwa El-Badri

Review Article-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

December 19, 2016

Graft reperfusion of transplanted liver–perfect storm for coronary vasospasm

Latha Hebbar Eric W Nelson Gregory Scott Kottkamp Sylvia Wilson

Case Report-Liver and Pancreatic Sciences (LPS)

December 28, 2016

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DSJ welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Publication Charges

Digestive System is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Digestive System are GBP 2190.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

Who will pay the APC?

Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

When should I pay?

Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

How do I pay?

Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

  1. Wire/Bank transfer
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Note: No taxes are included in this charge, taxes will be applicable as per the policies of the country of the payee. Additional transaction charges may be levied on the author.

Can I be eligible for wavier on APC?

The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided accordingly.

*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

Withdrawal Charges

Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APCs)?

No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.