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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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Laparoscopic surgery for complex and recurrent Crohn’s disease  
Yusuf Sevim, Cihangir Akyol, Erman Aytac, Bilgi Baca, Orhan Bulut, Feza H Remzi
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):149-152. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.149
Non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Surgery or observation?  
Yehonatan Bar-Moshe, Haggi Mazeh, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):153-161. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.153
Case Control Study
Comparative study of outcomes following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients: A case control study  
Harshit Garg, Pratyusha Priyadarshini, Sandeep Aggarwal, Samagra Agarwal, Rachna Chaudhary
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):162-170. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.162
Retrospective Cohort Study
Does serotonin reuptake inhibitor therapy increase the risk of post-sphincterotomy bleeding in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography?  
Divya Yadav, John Vargo, Rocio Lopez, Prabhleen Chahal
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):171-176. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.171
Retrospective Study
Does deep sedation with propofol affect adenoma detection rates in average risk screening colonoscopy exams?  
Selvi Thirumurthi, Gottumukkala S Raju, Mala Pande, Joseph Ruiz, Richard Carlson, Katherine B Hagan, Jeffrey H Lee, William A Ross
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):177-182. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.177
Endoscopic balloon catheter dilatation via retrograde or static technique is safe and effective for cricopharyngeal dysfunction  
Vinay Chandrasekhara, Joyce Koh, Lakshmi Lattimer, Kerry B Dunbar, William J Ravich, John O Clarke
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):183-188. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.183
Analysis of the risk factors for severity in post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: The indication of prophylactic treatments  
Hiroshi Matsubara, Fumihiro Urano, Yuki Kinoshita, Shozo Okamura, Hiroki Kawashima, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):189-195. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.189
Observational Study
Endoscopic assessment and management of sporadic duodenal adenomas: The results of single centre multidisciplinary management  
Kheman Rajkomar, Michelle Kweon, Imran Khan, Paul Frankish, Michael Rodgers, Jonathan B Koea
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(4):196-203. Published online Apr 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i4.196