Special Issue on Esophageal Disease

Published 29 February, 2024


There are various types of esophageal diseases. Common ones include esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and esophageal cancer. Some symptoms are mild, while others significantly affect eating habits and can even be life-threatening. Clinical manifestations mainly include chest pain behind the sternum, acid reflux, heartburn, and progressive difficulty in swallowing. In recent years, there has been rapid progress in the diagnostic methods and therapeutic measures for esophageal diseases. The special issue presents the main advances in the diagnosis and therapeutic strategy in the field of both benign and malignant esophageal diseases.

Topics covered:

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Esophageal varices
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Esophageal stricture
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Fundamental research for esophageal disease
  • Etiology and diagnosis for esophageal disease
  • Medical, endoscopic and surgical treatment for esophageal disease

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 1st June 2024

Submission Instructions:

Please read the [Guide for Authors] before submitting. All articles should be [submitted online], please select [Esophageal Disease] on submission.


Guest Editors: 

Dr Zhiwei Hu, MD,

Department of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Rocket Army Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China. 

Email: 344631813@qq.com;


Dr Xinke Sui, MD,

Department of Gastroenterology, PLA Strategic Support Force Medical Center, Beijing, China.

Email: 442607816@qq.com.

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