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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (WJGO) 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 oncology.  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 oncologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGO 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 WJGO 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 WJGO’s acceptance rate: 46%.  Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues

Hsin-Chen Lee, PhD, Professor; Dimitrios Roukos, MD, PhD, Professor


PubMed, PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

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1948-5204 (online)

Proteomics approaches for early detection and targeted therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma  
Tripti Khare, Sharad Khare, Jamal A Ibdah
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(1):1-3. Published online Jan 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i1.1
New therapeutic approaches to metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: A glimpse into the future  
Esther Una Cidon
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(1):4-20. Published online Jan 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i1.4
Novel therapeutic approaches targeting L-type amino acid transporters for cancer treatment  
Keitaro Hayashi, Naohiko Anzai
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(1):21-29. Published online Jan 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i1.21
Pancreatic resection in very elderly patients: A critical analysis of existing evidence  
Cosimo Sperti, Lucia Moletta, Gioia Pozza
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(1):30-36. Published online Jan 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i1.30
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition as a therapeutic target for overcoming chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer  
Omar Elaskalani, Norbaini Binti Abdol Razak, Marco Falasca, Pat Metharom
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(1):37-41. Published online Jan 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i1.37
Retrospective Study
Pre-treatment platelet counts as a prognostic and predictive factor in stage II and III rectal adenocarcinoma  
Morgan Steele, Ioannis A Voutsadakis
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(1):42-49. Published online Jan 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i1.42