Aims and scope

Gut is a leading international journal in gastroenterology and hepatology and has an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, the liver, biliary tree and pancreas. Gut delivers up-to-date, authoritative, clinically oriented coverage in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. Regular features include articles describing novel mechanisms of disease and new management strategies, both diagnostic and therapeutic, likely to impact on clinical practice within the foreseeable future by leading authorities.


Gut is co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology and BMJ.

Journal statistics 2016

Acceptance Rate


Instant Reject Rate


Time from Submission to First Decision

10 days

2 – 7 days Fast Track Review

Time from Acceptance to Online Publication

17 days



Impact Factor


Indexed By

Index Medicus (Medline), Science Citation Index, ISI Current Contents (Clinical Medicine/Life Sciences), Excerpta Medica (Embase), BIOSIS Previews

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.


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Frontline Gastroenterology
BMJ Open Gastroenterology