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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 >>

2016 Published Issues
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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)

Minireviews
Update on medical and surgical options for patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis: What is new?  
Rachel E Andrew, Evangelos Messaris
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):598-605. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.598
Role of surgery for colorectal cancer in the elderly  
Antonio Biondi, Marco Vacante, Immacolata Ambrosino, Erika Cristaldi, Giuseppe Pietrapertosa, Francesco Basile
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):606-613. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.606
Rubber band ligation of hemorrhoids: A guide for complications  
Andreia Albuquerque
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):614-620. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.614
Minimally invasive management of anastomotic leaks in colorectal surgery  
Yusuf Sevim, Suleyman Utku Celik, Hana Yavarifar, Cihangir Akyol
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):621-626. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.621
Basic Study
Fibrinogen-thrombin collagen patch reinforcement of high-risk colonic anastomoses in rats  
Juan Manuel Suárez-Grau, Carlos Bernardos García, Carmen Cepeda Franco, Cristina Mendez García, Salud García Ruiz, Fernando Docobo Durantez, Salvador Morales-Conde, Javier Padillo Ruiz
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):627-633. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.627
Retrospective Study
Total pancreatectomy: Short- and long-term outcomes at a high-volume pancreas center  
Hazem M Zakaria, John A Stauffer, Massimo Raimondo, Timothy A Woodward, Michael B Wallace, Horacio J Asbun
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):634-642. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.634
Short-term and middle-term evaluation of laparoscopic hepatectomies compared with open hepatectomies: A propensity score matching analysis  
Xavier Untereiner, Audrey Cagnet, Riccardo Memeo, Vito De Blasi, Stylianos Tzedakis, Tullio Piardi, Francois Severac, Didier Mutter, Reza Kianmanesh, Jacques Marescaux, Daniele Sommacale, Patrick Pessaux
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):643-650. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.643
Barium appendicitis: A single institution review in Japan  
Hideki Katagiri, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Tadao Kubota, Ken Mizokami
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):651-655. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.651
Case Report
Eosinophilic ascites: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge  
Shefali Agrawal, Sandeep Vohra, Sangeeta Rawat, Vikas Kashyap
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(9):656-659. Published online Sep 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i9.656