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Edited By: Professor O. James Garden

Impact Factor: 2.675

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 36/76 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology); 46/198 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1477-2574


HPB is the official journal of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) and its Regional Associations, the American Hepato American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (EHPBA).

Aims and Scope

HPB is an international forum for clinical, scientific and educational communication.

Ten issues a year bring the reader leading articles, expert reviews, original articles, images, editorials, and reader correspondence encompassing all aspects of benign and malignant hepatobiliary disease and its management. HPB features relevant aspects of clinical and translational research and practice.

Specific areas of interest include HPB diseases encountered globally by clinical practitioners in this specialist field of gastrointestinal surgery. The journal addresses the challenges faced in the management of cancer involving the liver, biliary system and pancreas. While surgical oncology represents a large part of HPB practice, submission of manuscripts relating to liver and pancreas transplantation, the treatment of benign conditions such as acute and chronic pancreatitis, and those relating to hepatobiliary infection and inflammation are also welcomed. There will be a focus on developing a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment with endoscopic and laparoscopic approaches, radiological interventions and surgical techniques being strongly represented.

HPB aims to help its readers - surgeons, physicians, radiologists and basic scientists - to develop their knowledge and practice. HPB will be of interest to specialists involved in the management of hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease however will also inform those working in related fields.


Surgeons, physicians, radiologists, multidisciplinary HPB team practitioners and basic scientists


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