Oxford University Press launches new journal, Gastroenterology Report

Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce the launch of a new journal, Gastroenterology Report.

Gastroenterology research has developed quickly in China in the last decade, and as a result there is a gap between the current status of clinical journals in gastroenterology, and the increased demands international communication in the field. This new journal, Gastroenterology Report (GR), aims to be a pioneer in this regard: a high quality clinical journal originating in China that positions itself in what was, until now, a gap in the literature of the field.

Gastroenterology Report will be a high profile peer-reviewed online-only open access (OA) journal, co-owned by OUP and Digestive Science Publishing Company Ltd. It will cover all areas related to gastrointestinal sciences, including studies of alimentary tract, liver, biliary, pancreas, enteral nutrition, and related fields. The journal aims to publish high quality research articles on both basic and clinical gastroenterology, authoritative reviews that bring together new advances in the field, as well as commentaries and highlight pieces that provide expert analysis of topical issues.

Ting Wang, Managing Editor of Gastroenterology Report, says, “Driven by globalization, China has been increasingly involved in international exchanges and cooperation of medical research. In recent years, China’s medical communities have served as positive global counterparts to present their own research, share their own clinical experience, and seek to provide new platforms for the global exchange of scientific findings. However, as a non-English speaking country, and due to lack of experience, China is facing challenges to publish high-tier medical journals with international audiences. The close cooperation with OUP offers us a good opportunity to change this. We believe that the success and experiences of OUP in both publishing and marketing will help GR achieve its goal to become an internationally renowned medical journal, and fulfil its mission to promote the development of Gastroenterology and benefit the health of patients.”

Wendy Ding, Managing Director of Global Academic Publishing in OUP China, says, “We’re delighted to welcome the Gastroenterology Report to the growing list of OUP Open Access titles in the area of medicine and to the growing list of OUP China-based journals, and we look forward to working with the Journal’s editorial team to bring valuable leading research results from China and continue the OUP’s tradition of publishing the highest quality research in the field.”

Gastroenterology Report launched its first content on 26 March 2013. Visit the website for more information, submission guidelines, and to sign up to receive tables of contents by email: http://gastro.oxfordjournals.org/.