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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (WJGE) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy.  It was launched on October 15, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage gastrointestinal endoscopists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGE describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJGE are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJGE’s acceptance rate: 50%.  Submit here >>

2016 Published Issues
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Juan Manuel Herrerias Gutierrez, MD, PhD, Academic Fellow, Chief Doctor, Professor; Atsushi Imagawa, PhD, Director, Doctor


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1948-5190 (online)

Update on endoscopic management of gastric outlet obstruction in children  
Hsun-Chin Chao
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(18):635-645. Published online Oct 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i18.635
Retrospective Study
Efficacy and safety of endoscopic papillary balloon dilation for the removal of bile duct stones: Data from a “real-life” multicenter study on Dilation-Assisted Stone Extraction  
Roberto Di Mitri, Filippo Mocciaro, Socrate Pallio, Giulia Maria Pecoraro, Andrea Tortora, Claudio Zulli, Simona Attardo, Attilio Maurano
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(18):646-652. Published online Oct 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i18.646
Observational Study
Recommendations to quantify villous atrophy in video capsule endoscopy images of celiac disease patients  
Edward J Ciaccio, Govind Bhagat, Suzanne K Lewis, Peter H Green
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(18):653-662. Published online Oct 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i18.653
Prospective Study
Prior minimal endoscopic sphincterotomy to prevent pancreatitis related to endoscopic balloon sphincteroplasty  
Ryo Kanazawa, Jin Kan Sai, Tomoyasu Ito, Hiroko Miura, Shigeto Ishii, Hiroaki Saito, Ko Tomishima, Ryo Shimizu, Koki Sato, Manabu Hayashi, Sumio Watanabe, Shuichiro Shiina
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(18):663-668. Published online Oct 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i18.663
Case Report
Same site submucosal tunneling for a repeat per oral endoscopic myotomy: A safe and feasible option  
Antonios N Wehbeh, Parit Mekaroonkamol, Qiang Cai
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(18):669-673. Published online Oct 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i18.669
Plexiform angiomyxoid myofibroblastic tumor of stomach: A rare case  
Laimas Jonaitis, Mindaugas Kiudelis, Paulius Slepavicius, Lina Poskienė, Limas Kupcinskas
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(18):674-678. Published online Oct 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i18.674
Balloon-assisted enteroscopy for suspected Meckel’s diverticulum and indefinite diagnostic imaging workup  
Guilherme Francisco Gomes, Eduardo Aimore Bonin, Rafael William Noda, Leandro Totti Cavazzola, Thiago Ferreira Bartholomei
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(18):679-683. Published online Oct 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i18.679