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Intestinal Research (Intest Res) is the joint official publication of the Asian Organization for Crohn's and Colitis (AOCC), Chinese Society of IBD (CSIBD), Japanese Society for IBD (JSIBD), Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases (KASID), Taiwan Society of IBD (TSIBD) and Colitis Crohn's Foundation (India) (CCF, india).

The aim of the Journal is to provide broad and in-depth analysis of intestinal diseases, especially inflammatory bowel disease, which shows increasing tendency and significance. As a Journal specialized in clinical and translational research in gastroenterology, it encompasses multiple aspects of diseases originated from the small and large intestines. The Journal also seeks to propagate and exchange useful innovations, both in ideas and in practice, within the research community. As a mode of scholarly communication, it encourages scientific investigation through the rigorous peer-review system and constitutes a qualified and continual platform for sharing studies of researchers and practitioners. Specifically, the Journal presents up-to-date coverage of medical researches on the physiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentations, and therapeutic interventions of the intestinal diseases. General topics of interest include inflammatory bowel disease, colon and small intestine cancer or polyp, endoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome and other motility disorders, infectious enterocolitis, intestinal tuberculosis, and so forth.

The Journal publishes diverse types of academic materials such as editorials, clinical and basic reviews, original articles, case reports, letters to the editor, brief communications, perspectives, statements or commentary, and images that are useful to clinicians and researchers.

The first issue had been published in May 2003 semiannually, and published three times per year from 2011. Now this Journal is published four times per year (30th January, April, July and October) from 2012.

The articles are selected based on the originality of the findings, the quality of the description, and the clarity of figures and tables. The Journal is distributed to the members of AOCC, CSIBD, JSIBD, KASID, TSIBD, and CCF (India), medical schools, libraries and related individuals or institutes to pursue the academic advancement in intestinal research and to enhance an active and continuous communication between members. All of the manuscripts are easily accessible and provided as downloadable file, both online and in print.

Intestinal Research offers authors the benefits of:
1. FREE online access. Maximize discoverability of your research.
2. FREE publication (review and original article).
3. A first decision on your manuscripts in as little as three weeks.
4. Early view of online publication weeks ahead of issue publication.
5. FREE PDF Off-prints to authors.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

This regulation is revised based on the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( and are supplemented ethical principles and rules for references.

All of the articles of this journal could be accessed in our website ( For submission and all other information, visit our website. To subscribe to this journal or renew your current subscription, please complete the subscription order form and send it to us through fax or e-mail. We will inform you with the exact rate and the payment method. Annual subscription rates are USD 24 plus postage for each country.

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Intestinal Research Editorial Office
Address: Room 305, Lotte Gold Rose II, 31 Seolleung-ro 86-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06193, Korea.
Tel: +82-2-957-6145, Fax: +82-2-957-6146, E-mail:

Total or part of the Journal is indexed/tracked/covered by ESCI, SCOPUS, PubMed, PubMed Central, EBSCO, DOAJ, KCI, KoreaMed, KoMCI, DOI/Crossref and Google Scholar.

This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Government.

Journal Title Intestinal Research
Journal Abbreviation Intest Res
Acronym IR
Publication Date Vol. 1, no. 1 (2003) -
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases
Language English
pISSN 1598-9100
eISSN 2288-1956
DOI Prefix 10.5217
Broad Subject Term(s) Gastroenterology
MeSH (NLM) Intestinal Diseases
SC (SCI) Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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