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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
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Retrospective Study
Delayed gastric emptying following pancreaticoduodenectomy: Incidence, risk factors, and healthcare utilization  
Somala Mohammed, George Van Buren II, Amy McElhany, Eric J Silberfein, William E Fisher
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(3):73-81. Published online Mar 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i3.73
Observational Study
Resection of complex pancreatic injuries: Benchmarking postoperative complications using the Accordion classification  
Jake E Krige, Eduard Jonas, Sandie R Thomson, Urda K Kotze, Mashiko Setshedi, Pradeep H Navsaria, Andrew J Nicol
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(3):82-91. Published online Mar 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i3.82
Case Report
Laparoscopic retrosternal gastric pull-up for fistulized mediastinal mass  
Benedetto Mungo, Arianna Barbetta, Anne O Lidor, Miloslawa Stem, Daniela Molena
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(3):92-96. Published online Mar 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i3.92