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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 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
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)
Minireviews
Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection in special locations 
Uayporn Kaosombatwattana, Takeshi Yamamura, Masanao Nakamura, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hidemi Goto 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(4):262-270. Published online Apr 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i4.262
Meta-Analysis
Efficacy and safety of standard and anti-reflux self-expanding metal stent: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 
Sudha Pandit, Hrishikesh Samant, James Morris, Steven J Alexander 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(4):271-280. Published online Apr 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i4.271
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided vs endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography biliary drainage for obstructed distal malignant biliary strictures: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Fernanda P Logiudice, Wanderlei M Bernardo, Facundo Galetti, Vitor M Sagae, Carolina O Matsubayashi, Antonio C Madruga Neto, Vitor O Brunaldi, Diogo T H de Moura, Tomazo Franzini, Spencer Cheng, Sergio E Matuguma, Eduardo G H de Moura 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(4):281-291. Published online Apr 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i4.281
Case Report
Rare cause of dysphagia after esophageal variceal banding: A case report 
Lindsay A Sobotka, Mitchell L Ramsey, Michael Wellner, Sean G Kelly 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(4):292-297. Published online Apr 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i4.292
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy and lithotripsy in treating difficult biliary ductal stones: Two case reports 
Edward Alabraba, Simon Travis, Ian Beckingham 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(4):298-307. Published online Apr 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i4.298
Gastrointestinal bleeding as initial presentation of extramedullary plasma cell neoplasms: A case report and review of the literature 
Evangelia Iosif, Clare Rees, Salome Beeslaar, Awad Shamali, Roberto Lauro, Charis Kyriakides 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(4):308-321. Published online Apr 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i4.308