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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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  • 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
The 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 2019 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2018 impact factor for WJGO as 2.758 (5-year impact factor: 3.220), ranking WJGO as 52 among 84 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology (quartile in category Q3), and 131 among 229 journals in oncology (quartile in category Q3).
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Eukaryotic initiation factor 5A2 and human digestive system neoplasms 
Qing-Bin Meng, Jing-Jing Peng, Zi-Wei Qu, Xiao-Min Zhu, Zhang Wen, Wei-Ming Kang 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(6):449-458. Published online Jun 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i6.449
Role of circular RNAs in gastric cancer: Recent advances and prospects 
Ke-Wei Wang, Ming Dong 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(6):459-469. Published online Jun 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i6.459
Basic Study
Plasma and wound fluid levels of eight proangiogenic proteins are elevated after colorectal resection 
HMC Shantha Kumara, Xiao-Hong Yan, Erica Pettke, Vesna Cekic, Nipa Dilip Gandhi, Geoffrey A Bellini, Richard L Whelan 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(6):470-488. Published online Jun 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i6.470
Retrospective Cohort Study
Clinical efficacy of gemcitabine and cisplatin-based transcatheter arterial chemoembolization combined with radiotherapy in hilar cholangiocarcinoma 
Wen-Heng Zheng, Tao Yu, Ya-Hong Luo, Ying Wang, Ye-Fu Liu, Xiang-Dong Hua, Jie Lin, Zuo-Hong Ma, Fu-Lu Ai, Tian-Lu Wang 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(6):489-498. Published online Jun 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i6.489
Retrospective Study
Relationship between celiac artery variation and number of lymph nodes dissection in gastric cancer surgery 
Guang-Chuan Mu, Yuan Huang, Zhi-Ming Liu, Zhi-Bai Chen, Xiang-Hua Wu, Xin-Gan Qin, Yan-Jun Zeng 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(6):499-508. Published online Jun 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i6.499