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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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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
Enhanced recovery after surgery: Current research insights and future direction  
Aliza Abeles, Richard Mark Kwasnicki, Ara Darzi
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):37-45. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.37
Retrospective Cohort Study
Perinatal risk factors in newborns with gastrointestinal perforation  
Sandra Prgomet, Boris Lukšić, Zenon Pogorelić, Ivo Jurić, Vesna Čapkun, Adela Arapović, Nataša Boban
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):46-52. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.46
Retrospective Study
Critical analysis of feeding jejunostomy following resection of upper gastrointestinal malignancies  
Andrew M Blakely, Saad Ajmal, Rachel E Sargent, Thomas T Ng, Thomas J Miner
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):53-60. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.53
Clinicopathological features and surgical outcome of patients with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (experience with 22 patients over a 15-year period)  
Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Ehab El Hanafy, Ayman El Nakeeb, Mahmoud Abdelwahab Ali
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):61-67. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.61
Case Report
Giant abdominal osteosarcoma causing intestinal obstruction treated with resection and adjuvant chemotherapy  
Alexandros Diamantis, Grigorios Christodoulidis, Dionysia Vasdeki, Foteini Karasavvidou, Evangelos Margonis, Konstantinos Tepetes
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):68-72. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.68