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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (WJGE) 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 endoscopy.  It was launched on October 15, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage gastrointestinal endoscopists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGE 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 WJGE 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 WJGE’s acceptance rate: 50%.  Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief
  • Bing Hu, MD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
  • Anastasios Koulaouzidis, FACG, FASGE, FEBG, FRCP (Hon), MD, Associate Specialist, (E-mail: akoulaouzidis@hotmail.com) Endoscopy Unit, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, United Kingdom
  • Sang Chul Lee, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Doctor, Full Professor, Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, (E-mail: zambo9@catholic.ac.kr) Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon 34943, South Korea
Indexing/Abstracting
The WJGE is now abstracted and indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, PubMed Central, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
There is currently no impact factor.
ISSN
1948-5190 (online)
Review
Foreign object ingestion and esophageal food impaction: An update and review on endoscopic management 
Brian M Fung, Seth Sweetser, Louis M Wong Kee Song, James H Tabibian 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):174-192. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.174
Acute abdominal obstruction: Colon stent or emergency surgery? An evidence-based review 
Igor Braga Ribeiro, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, Christopher C Thompson, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):193-208. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.193
Minireviews
Simulation in endoscopy: Practical educational strategies to improve learning 
Rishad Khan, Michael A Scaffidi, Samir C Grover, Nikko Gimpaya, Catharine M Walsh 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):209-218. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.209
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, lights and shadows: Handle with care 
Raffaele Salerno, Nicolò Mezzina, Sandro Ardizzone 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):219-230. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.219
Retrospective Study
Appropriate number of biliary biopsies and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography sessions for diagnosing biliary tract cancer 
Tadayuki Takagi, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Yuki Sato, Hiroki Irie, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Mika Takasumi, Minami Hashimoto, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):231-238. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.231
Meta-Analysis
Treatment of high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal carcinoma using radiofrequency ablation or endoscopic mucosal resection + radiofrequency ablation: Meta-analysis and systematic review 
Mileine Valente de Matos, Alberto Machado da Ponte-Neto, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, Ethan Dwane Maahs, Dalton Marques Chaves, Elisa Ryoka Baba, Edson Ide, Rubens Sallum, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):239-248. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.239
Case Report
Rare sequalae of hiatal hernia causing pancreatitis and hepatitis: A case report 
Muhammad Umar Kamal, Ahmed Baiomi, Mohamad Erfani, Harish Patel 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):249-255. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.249
Choledochoscope with stent placement for treatment of benign duodenal strictures: A case report 
Ryan Sung-Eun Cho, John Magulick, Shelby Madden, James Steven Burdick 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):256-261. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.256