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.

Editorial Board

For information about Gut Editor-in-Chief Professor Emad El-Omar and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


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

Journal statistics information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Monthly
Launch date 1960
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended; BIOSIS Preview, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Impact Factor 17.016 rank 2/80
Citescore 9.29 (2016) rank 1/124
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
ISSN 0017-5749
ISSN (online) 1468-3288

Journal statistics (2018)

Acceptance Rate 12%
Instant Rejection Rate 66%
Time to Submission to First Decision 10 days
2 – 7 days Fast Track Review
Time to Acceptance to Publication 18 days

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Rights and permissions


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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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BMJ Publishing Group 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.


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.

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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.