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About the Editors

Gasser El-Azab

Dr. Gasser El-Azab: (MB, BCh, MSc, MD) is a Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, and Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, National Liver Institute, Menoufia University, Egypt. Currently, Dr. El-Azab is the head of Institutional Review Board (IRB), and director of Training & Development Unit, National Liver Institute, Menoufia University. He is the Vice President of Egyptian Gastro-Hepatic Association (EGHA).

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Dr. Tawhida Abdelghaffar: is a Professor and Head of both the Pediatric Hepatology Unit and the Unit for Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Pediatrics at Ain Shams University. She is also the Head of Pediatric Hepatology at Yassin Abdel Ghaffar Charity Center for Liver Disease and Research in Cairo, Egypt. She currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Society of Friends of Liver Patients in the Arab World.

Professor Tawhida Abdelghaffar has also been awarded a fellowship of the American Association for Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).

Aims and scope

As a highly respected journal in the Middle East, the Egyptian Liver Journal (EGLJ) is a peer-reviewed clinical journal, formally published by the Society of Friends of Liver Patients in the Arab World (SLPAW) and the National Liver Institute, Menoufia University (NLI). The scope of the journal covers all the latest issues relating to hepatobiliary surgery, pediatric hepatology, clinical pathology, virology, microbiology, epidemiology and histopathology. The journal also aims to include clinical and basic research in both humans and experimental models in the fields of hepatology.

About the Society

Egyptian Liver Journal is the official journal of the Society of Friends of Liver Patients in the Arab World (SLPAW) and the National Liver Institute (NLI).

Since its establishment as an NGO in 1979 by a group of Egyptian intellectuals and doctors headed by Professor Yassin Abdel Ghaffar, the Society of Friends of Liver Patients in the Arab World (SLPAW) has been playing a leading role in the identification, prevention and management of liver disease as well as successfully providing social and economic support for patients and their families.

The NLI was founded in 1986 by the late Professor Yasin Abdel Ghafar as a unique specialized academic institution in the Middle East and Africa for the study of liver diseases. The goal is to provide outstanding healthcare services in management of liver diseases and contribute to the future generation of hepatologists in Egypt.

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Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Citation Impact
0.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
0.312 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
0.219 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

2022 Speed
31 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
126 days submission to accept (Median)

2022 Usage 
105 Altmetric mentions