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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 >>

2017 Published Issues
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Juan Manuel Herrerias Gutierrez, MD, PhD, Academic Fellow, Chief Doctor, Professor, (E-mail:jmhg@us.es)Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla 41009, Spain
  • Atsushi Imagawa, PhD, Doctor, (E-mail:imagawa-gi@nifty.com)Department of Gastroenterology, Imagawa Medical Clinic, Mitoyo 769-1503, Kagawa, Japan
Indexing/Abstracting
Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, and PubMed Central.
Journal Metrics
There is currently no impact factor.
ISSN
1948-5190 (online)
Review
Laparoscopic splenectomy: Current concepts 
Evangelos P Misiakos, George Bagias, Theodore Liakakos, Anastasios Machairas 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):428-437. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.428
Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of early esophageal squamous neoplasia 
Yuto Shimamura, Takashi Ikeya, Norman Marcon, Jeffrey D Mosko 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):438-447. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.438
Minireviews
Laparoscopic resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Does laparoscopic surgery provide an adequate oncologic resection? 
Joseph J Kim, James Y Lim, Scott Q Nguyen 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):448-455. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.448
Lumen apposing metal stents for pancreatic fluid collections: Recognition and management of complications 
Michael L DeSimone, Akwi W Asombang, Tyler M Berzin 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):456-463. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.456
Case Control Study
Clinical predictors for sessile serrated polyposis syndrome: A case control study 
Yang Wu, Alexander Mullin, Alina Stoita 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):464-470. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.464
Retrospective Cohort Study
Colonoscopy quality with Entonox®vs intravenous conscious sedation: 18608 colonoscopy retrospective study 
Alexander R Robertson, Nicholas A Kennedy, James A Robertson, Nicholas I Church, Colin L Noble 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):471-479. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.471
Retrospective Study
Efficacy and safety of liquid nitrogen cryotherapy for treatment of Barrett’s esophagus 
Kristen Suchniak-Mussari, Charles E Dye, Matthew T Moyer, Abraham Mathew, Thomas J McGarrity, Eileen M Gagliardi, Jennifer L Maranki, John M Levenick 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):480-485. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.480
Novel and supplementary management of pancreatic fluid collections: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage 
Si-Jie Hao, Wei-Jia Xu, Yang Di, Lie Yao, Hang He, Feng Yang, Chen Jin, Liang Zhong, De-Liang Fu 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):486-493. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.486
Case Report
Successful endoscopic removal of three embedded esophageal self-expanding metal stents 
Xiao-Qin Liu, Min Zhou, Wen-Xin Shi, Yi-Ying Qi, Hui Liu, Bin Li, Hong-Wei Xu 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(9):494-498. Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.494