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Aims and Scope

Focusing on clinical research reports

Digestion concentrates on clinical research reports: in addition to editorials and reviews, the journal features sections on stomach/esophagus, bowel, neurogastroenterology, liver/bile, pancreas, metabolism/nutrition, and gastrointestinal oncology. Papers cover physiology in humans, metabolic studies, and clinical work on the etiology, diagnosis, and therapy of human diseases. It is thus especially cut out for gastroenterologists employed in hospitals and outpatient units. Moreover, the journal’s coverage of studies on the metabolism and effects of therapeutic drugs carries considerable value for clinicians and investigators beyond the immediate field of gastroenterology.

Bibliographic Details

Journal Abbreviation: Digestion
ISSN: 0012-2823 (Print)
e-ISSN: 1421-9867 (Online)
DOI: 10.1159/issn.0012-2823


Listed in bibliographic services, including:

PubMed | US National Library of Medicine
MEDLINE | US National Library of Medicine
Web of Science | Clarivate Analytics
Science Citation Index | Clarivate Analytics
Science Citation Index Expanded | Clarivate Analytics
Current Contents - Clinical Medicine | Clarivate Analytics
Current Contents - Life Sciences | Clarivate Analytics
BIOSIS Previews | Clarivate Analytics
Google Scholar | Google
Chemical Abstracts Service | American Chemical Society
FSTA: Food Science and Technology Abstracts | IFIS
CAB Abstracts | CABI
Global Health | CABI
Scopus | Elsevier
Embase | Elsevier
Pathway Studio | Elsevier
CABS | Elsevier
Academic Search | EBSCO
STM Source | EBSCO
Health Research Premium Collection | ProQuest
Medical Database | ProQuest
Health & Medical Collection | ProQuest
ProQuest Central | ProQuest
WorldCat | OCLC


Founded as ‘Archiv für Verdauungskrankheiten’ 1895 by I. Boas, Continued as ‘Gastroenterologia’ 1939-1967
Former Editors: P. Morawitz (1934-1936), R. Staehelin (1937-1943), A. Hurst (1940-1945), W. Löffler (1943-1961), Th.C. Hunt (1947-1967), N. Henning (1953-1962), B. Ihre (1953-1967), H. Bartelheimer (1963-1967), M. Demole (1963-1971), H. Kapp (1968-1970), R. Lambert (1972-1978), W. Creutzfeldt (1979-1992), R. Arnold (1993-2003), C. Beglinger (2004-2011), B. Göke (2004-2014), Y. Shinomura (2012-2015)

Vol. 1-63 (1896-1938) were published under the journal's founding title Archiv für Verdauungskrankheiten and Vol. 64-108 (1939-1967) under its former title Gastroenterologia.
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