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When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Empowering a community publishing articles in all areas of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, including basic, translational, and clinical research relating to functions and diseases of the digestive system, liver, pancreas, biliary system, and much more.

PLOS is a leader in Gastroenterology & Hepatology research
More than 3,350 articles
65,603 citations
Authors from 100 countries

At PLOS, we put researchers and research first.

Our expert editorial boards collaborate with reviewers to provide accurate assessment that readers can trust. Authors have a choice of journals, publishing outputs, and tools to open their science to new audiences and get credit. We collaborate to make science, and the process of publishing science, fair, equitable, and accessible for the whole community.

Your New Open Science Journals

PLOS Global Public Health
PLOS Global Public Health is a global journal for public health research of the highest ethical and methodological rigor that reaches across disciplines and regional boundaries to address some of the biggest health challenges and inequities facing our society today. We will work alongside researchers to drive diversity and equity to broaden the perspectives we learn from.
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PLOS Digital Health
PLOS Digital Health brings together research into water sanitation and hygiene measures, as well as the sustainable consumption, management and supply of water as a vital resource for societies in every region of the world.
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PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine.

Rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately available without restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact possible. We encourage you to consider the journal’s scope before submission, as they are all editorially independent and specialized in their publication criteria and breadth of content.

Looking for exciting work in your field?

Discover top cited Gastroenterology & Hepatology papers from recent years.

PLOS Medicine
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The Microbiome Across Biological Systems

Visit our PLOS ONE Microbiome and Host Cells collection. Our guest editors have compiled a variety of research articles to contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms through which viruses, bacteriophage, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and microbial toxins interact with host cell and host-derived membranes.

Liver Diseases

Visit the PLOS ONE liver diseases collection. Our expert guest editors have compiled a range of research on alcohol-related and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, other autoimmune, genetic liver diseases and more.


Reproducibility is important for the future of science.

PLOS is Open so that everyone can read, share, and reuse the research we publish. Underlying our commitment to Open Science is our data availability policy which ensures every piece of your research is accessible and replicable. We also go beyond that, empowering authors to preregister their research, and publish protocols, negative and null results, and more.

Arrangement of leaves
How can we increase adoption of open research practices?
Geometric shapes in shades of purple

Researchers are satisfied with their ability to share their own research data but may struggle with accessing other researchers’ data. Therefore, to increase data sharing in a findable and accessible way, PLOS will focus on better integrating existing data repositories and promoting their benefits rather than creating new solutions.

Imagining a transformed scientific publication landscape
Ocean waves and view to the horizon

Open Science is not a finish line, but rather a means to an end. An underlying goal behind the movement towards Open Science is to conduct and publish more reliable and thoroughly reported research.

Editors' picks
2020 written with fireworks in the background

Here, PLOS ONE Staff Editors from the different subject teams reflect on the past year choosing some of their favorite research. From research on plastic pollution to improving prognosis predictions for patients with cancer, we hope that these selections will have something of interest for everyone.  

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