About Gut

Aims and Scope

Gut aims to publish original articles describing novel mechanisms of disease and new management strategies, both diagnostic and therapeutic, likely to impact on clinical practice within the foreseeable future.

Gut is a leading international journal in gastroenterology 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 of all areas in gastroenterology. Regular features include articles by leading authorities, reports on the latest treatments for diseases, reviews and commentaries. The journal has an authoritative global Editorial Board and a growing international readership.

Gut is an official journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Subscribers to Gut also recieve Frontline Gastroenterology.


Gut is co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology and BMJ. For more information please refer to the Affiliations section below.

Journal Statistics 2015

Acceptance Rate 12% for Original Research
Instant Reject Rate 54% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days
Time from Submission to First Decision

10 days

2 - 7 days Fast Track Review

Time from Submission to Final Decision 13 weeks
Time from Acceptance to Publication

17 days (online)

8 months (print)

Frequency Monthly
Impact Factor 14.921
Indexed By Index Medicus (Medline), Science Citation Index, ISI Current Contents (Clinical Medicine/Life Sciences), Excerpta Medica (Embase), BIOSIS Previews
Launch Date 1960
ISSN of Gut 0017-5749
ISSN of Gut Online 1468-3288

Contact Information

For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.

For Authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors.

Rights and Permissions

Copyright and Permissions Guidelines.


Members of the British Society of Gastroenterology receive Gut as a benefit of membership; members should login to the Bristish Society of Gastroenterology website to access the journal.

COPEBMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logoBMJ 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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