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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
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 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
Pre-operative clinical and instrumental factors as antireflux surgery outcome predictors  
Salvatore Tolone, Giorgia Gualtieri, Edoardo Savarino, Marzio Frazzoni, Nicola de Bortoli, Manuele Furnari, Giuseppina Casalino, Simona Parisi, Vincenzo Savarino, Ludovico Docimo
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(11):719-728. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.719
Minireviews
Pitfalls in histoacryl glue injection therapy for oesophageal, gastric and ectopic varices: A review  
Lulia Al-Hillawi, Terence Wong, Giovanni Tritto, Philip A Berry
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(11):729-734. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.729
Impact of laparoscopic surgery training laboratory on surgeon's performance  
Fabio C M Torricelli, Joao Arthur B A Barbosa, Giovanni S Marchini
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(11):735-743. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.735
Systematic Reviews
Critical analysis of the literature investigating urogenital function preservation following robotic rectal cancer surgery  
Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, Jamil Ahmed, Mick Harper, Amjad Parvaiz
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(11):744-754. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.744
Case Report
Gallstone ileus associated with impaction at Meckel’s diverticulum: Case report and literature review  
Harveen K Lamba, Yiwen Shi, Ajita Prabhu
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(11):755-760. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.755
Treatment options for spontaneous and postoperative sclerosing mesenteritis  
Jennifer Klasen, Ulrich Güller, Brigitte Muff, Daniel Candinas, Christian A Seiler, René Fahrner
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(11):761-765. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.761