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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 >>

2017 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)

Endoscopy-guided ablation of pancreatic lesions: Technical possibilities and clinical outlook  
Marianna Signoretti, Roberto Valente, Alessandro Repici, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso, Silvia Carrara
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):41-54. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.41
Overdiagnosis of gastric cancer by endoscopic screening  
Chisato Hamashima
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):55-60. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.55
Retrospective Cohort Study
Gastric intestinal metaplasia is associated with gastric dysplasia but is inversely correlated with esophageal dysplasia  
Justin M Gomez, James T Patrie, Wissam Bleibel, Jeanetta W Frye, Bryan G Sauer, Vanessa M Shami, Edward B Stelow, Christopher A Moskaluk, Andrew Y Wang
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):61-69. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.61
Retrospective Study
Endoscopic submucosal dissection for small submucosal tumors of the rectum compared with endoscopic submucosal resection with a ligation device  
Hideaki Harada, Satoshi Suehiro, Daisuke Murakami, Ryotaro Nakahara, Takanori Shimizu, Yasushi Katsuyama, Yasunaga Miyama, Kenji Hayasaka, Shigetaka Tounou
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):70-76. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.70
Clinical Trials Study
Clinical utility of 0.025-inch guidewire VisiGlide2TM in the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related procedures  
Yuji Sakai, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Nobuto Hirata, So Nakaji, Kenji Shimura, Takao Nishikawa, Tatsuya Fujimoto, Tetsuya Hamano, Takayoshi Nishino, Osamu Yokosuka
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):77-84. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.77
Case Report
Over-the-scope-clip closure of long lasting gastrocutaneous fistula after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube removal in immunocompromised patients: A single center case series  
Henriette Heinrich, Christoph Gubler, Piero V Valli
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):85-90. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.85
Successful endoscopic fragmentation of large hardened fecaloma using jumbo forceps  
Yasumasa Matsuo, Hiroshi Yasuda, Hiroyasu Nakano, Miki Hattori, Midori Ozawa, Yoshinori Sato, Yoshiko Ikeda, Shun-Ichiro Ozawa, Masaki Yamashita, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Fumio Itoh
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):91-94. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.91
Endoscopic closure instead of surgery to close an ileal pouch fistula with the over-the-scope clip system  
Yao Wei, Jian-Feng Gong, Wei-Ming Zhu
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):95-98. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.95
Combination of concurrent endoscopic submucosal dissection and modified peroral endoscopic myotomy for an achalasia patient with synchronous early esophageal neoplasms  
Sha Shi, Kuangi Fu, Xin-Qian Dong, Yu-Jing Hao, Sen-Lin Li
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):99-104. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.99