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Welcome to the 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 >>

2017 Published Issues
1
Editors-in-Chief

Timothy Pawlik, MD, Director, Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, and PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

There is currently no impact factor.

ISSN

1948-9366 (online)

Review
Perforated peptic ulcer - an update  
Kin Tong Chung, Vishalkumar G Shelat
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(1):1-12. Published online Jan 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i1.1
Minireviews
Practice, training and safety of laparoscopic surgery in low and middle-income countries  
Maryam Alfa-Wali, Samuel Osaghae
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(1):13-18. Published online Jan 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i1.13
Prospective Study
Triple tube drainage for “difficult” gastroduodenal perforations: A prospective study  
Nitin Agarwal, Nishant Kumar Malviya, Nikhil Gupta, Iqbal Singh, Sanjay Gupta
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(1):19-24. Published online Jan 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i1.19
Systematic Reviews
Uncommon presentation of a common disease - Bouveret's syndrome: A case report and systematic literature review  
Yahya AL-Habbal, Matthew Ng, David Bird, Trevor McQuillan, Haytham AL-Khaffaf
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(1):25-36. Published online Jan 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i1.25