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Annals of Hepatology (ISSN 1665-2681) is an international open access journal published bi-monthly and is funded by Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico.

Annals of Hepatology, the official journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology (AMH), the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver (ALEH) and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) publishes original papers, concise reviews, letters to the Editor, invited editorials, opinions and viewpoints in the field of Hepatology. The Journal is published in English.

Annals of Hepatology's main topics are alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV), NAFLD/NASH, genetic liver diseases, autoimmune hepatitis, drug-induced liver injury and biliary diseases. The journal's aim is to publish articles focused on basic, clinic care and translational research that seeks to prevent rather than treating the complications of end-stage liver disease. We encourage the submission of articles that provide new insights into emerging topics in the field of Hepatology such as:

• Advances in early molecular and clinical diagnosis of liver disease.
• Genome-based nutrition for healthier liver function and in liver disease.
• Regionalized and individualized medicine tailored by population.
• Genetic and environmental factor interactions: genes-alcohol, genes-NASH, genes-viral hepatitis.
• Strategies preventing or halting the progression of chronic injury by any etiological agent.
• Treatment by either medication, lifestyle interventions, liver transplantation, or gene therapy.

** New Table of Contents description

Our new Table of Contents includes several new sections: "News", "Milestones in Hepatology" and "Education and Training in Hepatology".

"News" content will consist of notes and information in regards to year-round academic and scientific activities of the respective official associations. This section will be open for announcements of new presidencies, liver health guidelines, and consensus statements.

"Milestones in Hepatology" are invited or proposed articles related to historical commentaries in regards to the biography and contributions of outstanding clinicians or researchers in the field of Hepatology with an emphasis in their impact in teaching and research. Chronological timelines in regards to the topics or trends in hepatology can also be considered.

"Education and Training in Hepatology" relates to original articles that provide novel strategies, clinical algorithms, or qualitative research in medical education and training with a meaningful impact on the prevention, management or treatment of liver disease.

The specifications of these new sections can be consulted in the "Instructions for authors" on this website.

Regular case reports will be no longer accepted even if they provide interesting clinical information. Case reports will only be accepted if they represent an outstanding contribution to the etiology, pathogenesis or treatment of a specific liver disorder.

The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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