Advanced Search

Publications > Journals > Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology > Special Issue

Metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD)

Submit your manuscript

  • Special Issue Information
  • Articles
Topic Editors

Metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), formerly known as Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), is recently proposed nomenclature with a new set of diagnostic criteria. With an estimated 2 billion people being affected around the world, MAFLD signifies a growing global health burden, and such health challenge is expected to grow in the coming decade and especially among demographics with higher rate of obesity. Currently, MAFLD is recognized to increase the risk for higher severity in patients with the COVID-19.

For this special issue, we invite front-line hepatologists and liver researchers to submit high-quality scientific manuscripts regarding MAFLD. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostics and biomarkers  
  • Epidemiology and natural history, prevention, outcomes  
  • Therapeutics  
  • Pediatric MAFLD  
  • MAFLD-related acute on chronic liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma, COVID-19  
  • MAFLD and extrahepatic disease (e.g., celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular diseases)  
  • MAFLD vs. NAFLD 

Priority will be given with the same high standards of peer review and publication process for these articles. All publications will open free access to all readers. We guarantee that all accepted papers related to MAFLD will be highlighted in a special section on our website.

Publication date: An article will be published online as soon as it is accepted.

Guest Editor-in-Chief

Ming-Hua Zheng

Read More

Prof. Zheng is a Professor at NAFLD Research Center of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University.

Important Dates

Submission open date: May 31, 2021

Submission deadline: December 31, 2021