Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to present you with a new concept in medical publishing, the Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy.

While there are many excellent books and journals in GI endoscopy, we feel that printed text and images are limited in their ability to convey information.

Students, doctors and researchers will benefit from an enhanced visualization of endoscopic procedures. New technologies, both in endoscopy and in publishing, allow for new ways of presenting both standard procedures and cutting-edge new techniques. Thus, we are launching this new journal and reference tool. The Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy aims to provide scientists and clinicians with visualized information on GI pathologies and related endoscopic procedures. In GI endoscopy we find, on the one hand, a steady number of recurrent procedures and, on the other, a very dynamic progress in endoscopic research that produces a constant flow of new clinical and scientific knowledge. The Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy addresses this dichotomy and consists of two sections:

  • A video encyclopedia as a reference tool with systematic step-by-step demonstrations of GI pathologies and their common endoscopic procedures.
  • A scientific peer-reviewed video journal demonstrating cutting-edge endoscopic techniques and scientific results as well as clinical cases.

We invite you to participate and contribute to this exciting new publication and welcome your submissions, dealing with new developments in endoscopic techniques, novel results, or interesting clinical cases from all areas of GI endoscopy. All videos are fully peer-reviewed and will be published with all the elements of a modern scholarly journal (citeability, linking, online availability and so forth). We will publish online through the Elsevier platforms ScienceDirect as well as HealthAdvance.

We look forward to working with you,


Jürgen Pohl
Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken
Wiesbaden, Germany
Friedrich Hagenmüller
Asklepios Klinik Altona
Hamburg, Germany
Prateek Sharma
University of Kansas
Kansas, USA
Hironori Yamamoto
Jichi Medical University
Tochigi, Japan