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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 >>

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Goblet cell carcinoids of the appendix: Tumor biology, mutations and management strategies  
Santosh Shenoy
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):660-669. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.660
Advances in minimally invasive neonatal colorectal surgery  
Ashwath S Bandi, Catherine J Bradshaw, Stefano Giuliani
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):670-678. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.670
Case Control Study
Increasing trend in retained rectal foreign bodies  
Abraham A Ayantunde, Zynep Unluer
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):679-684. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.679
Retrospective Cohort Study
Incidental non-benign gallbladder histopathology after cholecystectomy in an United Kingdom population: Need for routine histological analysis?  
Krashna Patel, Khaled Dajani, Satheesh Iype, Nikolaos A Chatzizacharias, Saranya Vickramarajah, Prateush Singh, Susan Davies, Rebecca Brais, Siong S Liau, Simon Harper, Asif Jah, Raaj K Praseedom, Emmanuel L Huguet
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):685-692. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.685
Acute appendicitis: Epidemiology, treatment and outcomes- analysis of 16544 consecutive cases  
Marco Ceresoli, Alberto Zucchi, Niccolò Allievi, Asaf Harbi, Michele Pisano, Giulia Montori, Arianna Heyer, Gabriela E Nita, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):693-699. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.693
Retrospective Study
Peptide-based enteral formula improves tolerance and clinical outcomes in abdominal surgery patients relative to a whole protein enteral formula  
Ming-Yi Liu, Hsiu-Chih Tang, Shu-Hui Hu, Sue-Joan Chang
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):700-705. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.700
Clinical Trials Study
Phase II study of docetaxel, cisplatin and capecitabine as preoperative chemotherapy in resectable gastric cancer  
Anneriet E Dassen, Nienke Bernards, Valery EPP Lemmens, Yes AJ van de Wouw, Koop Bosscha, Geert-Jan Creemers, Hans JFM Pruijt
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):706-712. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.706
Evidence-Based Medicine
Acute pain management in symptomatic cholelithiasis  
Tahir Masudi, Helen Capitelli-McMahon, Suhail Anwar
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):713-718. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.713