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 About the Society

The Tamil Nadu Gastroenterologist Trust was formed in the year 2003 by Prof K R Palaniswamy and Prof V Balasubramanian. The main focus of the Trust is to promote and improve the quality of gastroenterology in Tamilnadu. To this end, the Trust conducts regular scientific programs with both national and international faculty, conducts community awareness programs in association with World Gastroenterology Organization, and gives grants to postgraduates in the field of gastroenterology. Every year the Trust conducts the Prof N Madanagopalan prize exam for DM/DNB postgraduate students in Gastroenterology. The Trust also contributes to various national disaster management activities. Further information about the Trust can be found at http://tngt.org

  About the Journal

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Practice is a journal affiliated to the Tamilnadu Gastroenterologist Trust, Chennai, India. GHEP is a peer-reviewed journal publishing high quality articles in English in areas related to gastroenterology, hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease, and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. The journal is primarily meant for a clinical readership and will publish articles that deal with common practical issues in the above areas of clinical practice. The journal welcomes the submission of original research articles, reviews, clinicopathological conferences, case series and case reports

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

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Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover clinical research, reviews of clinical practice, and case studies and case reports concerning oesophageal, gastric, intestinal, colonic, pancreatic, biliary, and hepatic diseases. Manuscripts will be considered in the following areas:

  • Epidemiological studies
  • Description and validation of diagnostic tests
  • Description of endoscopic techniques
  • Reviews of clinical practice
  • Clinical trials reports
  • Prevention of disease and disability

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