Welcome to World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery


The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGS) 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 surgery.  It was launched on November 30, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.


We encourage surgical specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGS 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 WJGS 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 WJGS’s acceptance rate: 35%.  Submit here >>

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Contents Volume 8  Issue 5  May 27, 2016
Therapeutics Advances
Targeted therapy of gastrointestinal stromal tumours  
Ashish Jakhetiya, Pankaj Kumar Garg, Gaurav Prakash, Jyoti Sharma, Rambha Pandey, Durgatosh Pandey
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(5):345-352. Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i5.345
Implications of preoperative hypoalbuminemia in colorectal surgery  
Adam Truong, Mark H Hanna, Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, Michael J Stamos
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(5):353-362. Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i5.353
Inflammatory bowel disease surgery in the biologic era  
Linda Ferrari, Mukta K Krane, Alessandro Fichera
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(5):363-370. Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i5.363
Critical appraisal of laparoscopic lavage for Hinchey III diverticulitis  
Pascal Gervaz, Patrick Ambrosetti
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(5):371-375. Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i5.371
Role of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration in the management of choledocholithiasis  
Nikhil Gupta
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(5):376-381. Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i5.376
Randomized Controlled Trial
Enhanced recovery program is safe and improves postoperative insulin resistance in gastrectomy  
Nobuaki Fujikuni, Kazuaki Tanabe, Noriaki Tokumoto, Takahisa Suzuki, Minoru Hattori, Toshihiro Misumi, Hideki Ohdan
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(5):382-388. Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i5.382
Systematic Reviews
Therapeutic improvement of colonic anastomotic healing under complicated conditions: A systematic review  
Malene Nerstrøm, Peter-Martin Krarup, Lars Nannestad Jorgensen, Magnus S Ågren
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(5):389-401. Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i5.389