WEO’s affiliation with DEN Digestive Endoscopy in recent years has helped WEO to reach an international audience and engage with an expert network to promote endoscopy education and high quality endoscopy practice worldwide.

DEN‘s impact factor for 2019 was recently announced as 4.774, its highest ever. The journal’s impact factor has now increased for 10 years in a row, marking its advance towards becoming one of the top endoscopy journals and a truly international publication for gastrointestinal and surgical endoscopists.

Digestive Endoscopy is published by Wiley on behalf of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES), the Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE), and the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO). Digestive Endoscopy is a journal for both gastrointestinal and surgical endoscopists. It focuses on new developments in gastrointestinal endoscopy through the publication of invited reviews from around the world, supplemented by original articles and case reports of exceptional or unique interest. All articles are peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the field of the submitted paper.

This success of DEN as a medical journal is due in large part to the careful strategy of its editorial board, which includes Professors Haruhiro Inoue, President of the JGES, and Hisao Tajiri, former President of the JSGE and President-elect of the WEO, as well as to the journal’s contributors and readers.

Dr Takayuki Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief of Digestive Endoscopy (DEN), recently highlighted three important factors that have contributed to strengthen DEN´s editorial impact within the international endoscopy community:

  • With the increases in the impact factor and other indices, the total number of submissions to DEN from around the world increased by 6.6% in 2019 compared to 2018.
  • In parallel with this, the quality of the submitted manuscripts has also improved significantly.
  • The publishing turnaround times are constantly being improved.

The ability to attract and retain more of the top authors in the field is a priority for the long-term success of Digestive Endoscopy. DEN’s efforts and initiatives support this goal through actively encouraging authors to submit their best work to Digestive Endoscopy.

Your reading, citation of and submissions to DEN continue to contribute to its success.

Submitting to DEN is a straight forward process. To log into your personal account and view detailed submission guidelines, please go to DEN’s official submission site.

The July issue of Digestive Endoscopy featuring COVID‐19 and endoscopy (DEN 32-5, July 2020) is available in the Wiley Online Library. All COVID-related articles are freely accessible – no password required.