Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision with review:
23 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
Impact Factor rank (JCR):
Total Altmetric mentions:

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 the flagship of BMJ’s gastroenterology portfolio and has two companion journals, Frontline Gastroenterology for education and practice-focused papers and BMJ Open Gastroenterology for open access original research. For information about Gut Editor-in-Chief Professor Emad El-Omar and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

Gut is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Gut is co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology and BMJ
Publication Model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded; BIOSIS Preview, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Impact factor
24.5 (JCR 2022), ranked 5/93 in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Peer Review Model
Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 12%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 3 days Time to first decision with review (median) : 23 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 16 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Gastroenterology & Hepatology Impact Factor (JCR): 24.5 Impact Factor rank: 5/93 5 Year Impact Factor: 25.2 Journal Citation Indicator: 6.03 Eigenfactor: 0.07607 Citescore: 47.4 Citescore rank: 2/149 Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 8.588
Reach Total content views: 1.90 million Total Altmetric mentions: 6,947
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