History

The first national gastroenterology Journal “Le Journal Belge de Gastro- Entérologie” was funded by Georges Brohée (first Editor-in-Chief) together with his colleagues Joseph Massion and Léon Daumerie in 1933. It was the official Journal of the Société Belge de Gastroentérologie. After the war, in 1946, the Journal was relaunched under its current name “Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica”.

Since the launch of the Journal, the concept of diffusing scientific knowledge in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology has been well preserved for more than 80 years.

Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica is now the official publication of the three following societies (Société Royale Belge de Gastro-Entérologie, Vlaamse Vereniging voor Gastro-enterologie and Belgian Week of Gastroenterology) and is published in partnership with nine other Belgian scientific societies. Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica principally publishes peer-reviewed national and international original manuscripts, reviews, letters to the editors, expert points of view and guidelines in the field of clinical gastroenterology, hepatology, digestive oncology, digestive pathology, as well as clinical nutrition.

Since 2020, Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica has become a fully open-access Journal in order to keep the Journal attractive in an interconnected world and in order to increase its visibility, to promote disease care and to facilitate communication within and between our scientific societies.

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Editors-in-chief

Years Name
1946-1957 GEORGES BROHEE
1957-1980 RAYMOND LE CLUYSE
1981-1985 ANDRÉ DONY
1986-1990 RENÉ FIASSE
1991-1995 ANDRÉ VAN GOSSUM
1996-2001 JEAN HENRION
2002-2005 OLIVIER LE MOINE
2005-2009 PIERRE DEPREZ
2009-2011 PETER MICHIELSEN
2011-2013 PETER STARKEL
2013-2015 DANIEL URBAIN
2015-2017 MARIANNA ARVANITAKIS
2017-2019 TOM MOREELS
2019-2021 NICOLAS LANTHIER