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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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  • Bing Hu, MD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, 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
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.
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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty: From whence we came and where we are going 
Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, Christopher C Thompson 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):322-328. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.322
Role of endoscopic vacuum therapy in the management of gastrointestinal transmural defects 
Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, Bruna Furia Buzetti Hourneaux de Moura, Michael A Manfredi, Kelly E Hathorn, Ahmad N Bazarbashi, Igor Braga Ribeiro, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, Christopher C Thompson 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):329-344. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.329
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage: A change in paradigm? 
En-Ling Leung Ki, Bertrand Napoleon 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):345-353. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.345
Comprehensive review on EUS-guided biliary drainage 
Raffaele Salerno, Sophia Elizabeth Campbell Davies, Nicolò Mezzina, Sandro Ardizzone 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):354-364. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.354
Retrospective Study
Should a fully covered self-expandable biliary metal stent be anchored with a double-pigtail plastic stent? A retrospective study 
Saad Emhmed Ali, Wesam M Frandah, Leon Su, Cory Fielding, Houssam Mardini 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):365-372. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.365
Endoscopic characteristics of small intestinal malignant tumors observed by balloon-assisted enteroscopy 
Tomofumi Horie, Naoki Hosoe, Kaoru Takabayashi, Yukie Hayashi, Kenji JL Limpias Kamiya, Ryoichi Miyanaga, Shinta Mizuno, Kayoko Fukuhara, Seiichiro Fukuhara, Makoto Naganuma, Masayuki Shimoda, Haruhiko Ogata, Takanori Kanai 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):373-382. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.373
Case Report
Role of colonoscopy in diagnosis of capecitabine associated ileitis: Two case reports 
Alexander E Dao, Angela Hsu, Ahmad Nakshabandi, Rohan Mandaliya, Sandeep Nadella, Anita Sivaraman, Mark Mattar, Aline Charabaty 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):383-388. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.383
Post-oesophagectomy gastric conduit outlet obstruction following caustic ingestion, endoscopic management using a SX-ELLA biodegradable stent: A case report 
A Musbahi, YKS Viswanath 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):389-394. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.389