ISSN Print: 1949-4998    ISSN Online: 1949-5005

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases


    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease caused by a dysregulated immune response to host intestinal microflora. The two most common inflammatory bowel diseases are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The main symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are similar. They include abdominal pain, recurring or bloody diarrhoea, weight loss and extreme tiredness. Although the diseases have some features in common, there are some important differences. Crohn’s disease most commonly affects the last part of the small intestine and parts of the large intestine while ulcerative colitis is restricted to the colon and the rectum. There is currently no cure for ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. Medication is the regular treatment for these disease. The researches on inflammatory bowel disease are gaining increasing attentions. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in the area of inflammatory bowel diseases.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring inflammatory bowel diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • Crohn’s disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Causes of inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Therapeutic opportunities and methods of inflammatory bowel diseases


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal at Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Inflammatory Bowel Diseases” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:



    Submission Deadline

    March 6th, 2014

    Publication Date

    May 2014


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