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 2015
12% for Original Research
Instant Reject Rate
54% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days
Time from Submission to First Decision
2 – 7 days Fast Track Review
Time from Submission to Final Decision
Time from Acceptance to Publication
17 days (online)
8 months (print)
Index Medicus (Medline), Science Citation Index, ISI Current Contents (Clinical Medicine/Life Sciences), Excerpta Medica (Embase), BIOSIS Previews
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Members of the British Society of Gastroenterology receive Frontline Gastroenterology as a benefit of membership; members should login to the British Society of Gastroenterology website to access the journal.
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The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.
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.