CMGH is the newest peer-reviewed journal published by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), joining Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH). The mission of CMGH is to publish impactful digestive biology research that ranges from mechanisms of normal function to pathobiology and covers a broad spectrum of themes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and pancreatology. The journal reports the latest advances in cell biology, immunology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, and neurobiology of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic health and disease. The research CMGH publishes is hypothesis driven, mechanistically novel, and appropriately designed and powered. Studies published in CMGH address important questions and use in vitro models, tissues or cells from patients, and animal models to make fundamental discoveries and translate them to human disease.
CMGH is primarily for basic and translational researchers. By providing a rigorous central forum for high quality digestive biology, CMGH ensures that this group, which includes trainees, new investigators, and established investigators, has access to a spectrum of outstanding work in one location. In an effort to distribute its content to the widest audience possible, CMGH is open access. The web-accessible digital platform is maximized by inclusion of graphical abstracts, large data sets, and video microscopy, endoscopy, and whole animal imaging approaches. Content can also be accessed via a dedicated app. CMGH is presently published 8 times each year, and will move to a monthly publication over time. Reviews are handled fairly and rapidly by the Editors with assistance of an expert editorial board and external reviews. Following rigorous peer review, accepted manuscripts are available online within days of the final decision.
CMGH is led by Jerrold R. Turner, MD, PhD, AGAF (Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital) and Associate Editors James R. Goldenring, MD, PhD, AGAF (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), Maria Rescigno, PhD (Humanitas University, Milan, Italy), and Rebecca G. Wells, MD (University of Pennsylvania). For more information about their experience and areas of research, read their biosketches here.Drs. Turner, Goldenring, Rescigno, and Wells also draw from the vast experience of their advisory committee, which is composed of AGA past-president and past editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF, AGA past-president Mark Donowitz, MD, AGAF, AGA president and founding editor-in-chief of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, past editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology, Bishr Omary, PhD, MD, AASLD past-president James Boyer, MD, and accomplished investigator and Outstanding AGA Women in Science inductee Susan Henning, PhD, AGAF.
Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH) publishes cutting-edge digestive biology research that ranges from mechanisms of normal function to pathobiology and covers a broad spectrum of themes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and pancreatology. The journal reports the latest advances in cell biology, immunology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, and neurobiology of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic health and disease. CMGH publishes original papers, brief reports, reviews, editorials, commentaries, and letters to the editor. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org). CMGH is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://www.publicationethics.org.uk).
CMGH is primarily interested in rigorous, hypothesis-driven, mechanistically novel studies that provide new insight into all aspects of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic biology. There is no requirement for work to have a disease or translational link, but studies with such implications are welcome. Most of the original research published in CMGH will take advantage of cell lines, animal models, or tissues or cells from patients. All work must be appropriately designed and powered.
A founding principle of CMGH is that the wide dissemination of outstanding research is critical to progress in digestive health and disease. Therefore, CMGH is a completely digital, open access journal, meaning that its content is easily and freely accessible from around the globe.Submitting a Manuscript
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