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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (WJGO) 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 oncology.  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 oncologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGO 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 WJGO 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 WJGO’s acceptance rate: 46%.  Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief
  • Monjur Ahmed, FACG, FACP, FASGE, FRCP, MD, MRCP, Associate Professor, Doctor, (E-mail: monjur.ahmed@jefferson.edu) Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
  • Rosa M Jimenez Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, (E-mail: ros_j_r@hotmail.com) Department of Surgery, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, Unidad de Coloproctologia, Sevilla 41013, Spain
  • Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, MD, Assistant Professor, (E-mail: pashtoon@me.com) Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, United States
Indexing/Abstracting
WJGO is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
The 2018 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2017 impact factor for WJGO as 3.140 (5-year impact factor: 3.228), ranking WJGO as 39 among 80 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology (quartile in category Q2), and 114 among 222 journals in oncology (quartile in category Q3).
ISSN
1948-5204 (online)
Review
AU-rich element-binding proteins in colorectal cancer 
Noémie Legrand, Dan A Dixon, Cyril Sobolewski 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):71-90. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.71
Basic Study
Novel long non-coding RNA LINC02532 promotes gastric cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro 
Cheng Zhang, Ming-Hui Ma, Yu Liang, Kun-Zhe Wu, Dong-Qiu Dai 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):91-101. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.91
Retrospective Study
Identification of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma due to inheritable mutation: Challenges of daily clinical practice 
Alexander JP Fulton, Angela Lamarca, Christina Nuttall, Lynne McCallum, Rille Pihlak, Derek O’Reilly, Fiona Lalloo, Mairéad G McNamara, Richard A Hubner, Tara Clancy, Juan W Valle 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):102-116. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.102
Redox, immune and genetic biomarker system for personalized treatments in colorectal cancer 
Anna Maria Berghella, Anna Aureli, Angelica Canossi, Tiziana Del Beato, Alessia Colanardi, Patrizia Pellegrini 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):117-138. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.117
C-reactive protein may be a prognostic factor for the whole gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor group 
Ömer Komaç, Göksel Bengi, Özgül Sağol, Mesut Akarsu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):139-152. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.139
Observational Study
Feasibility of terahertz imaging for discrimination of human hepatocellular carcinoma 
Feng Duan, Yu-Ye Wang, De-Gang Xu, Jia Shi, Lin-Yu Chen, Li Cui, Yan-Hua Bai, Yong Xu, Jing Yuan, Chao Chang 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):153-160. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.153
Meta-Analysis
Comparison of endoscopic submucosal dissection with surgical gastrectomy for early gastric cancer: An updated meta-analysis 
Hua Li, Li-Qian Feng, Yao-Yao Bian, Li-Li Yang, Deng-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Bin Huo, Li Zeng 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):161-171. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.161
Case Report
Anal carcinoma in giant anal condyloma, multidisciplinary approach necessary for optimal outcome: Two case reports and review of literature 
Santosh Shenoy, Murali Nittala, Yazen Assaf 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(2):172-180. Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.172