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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
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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), 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).
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Optimizing outcomes for patients with gastric cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis 
Jennifer L Leiting, Travis E Grotz 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):282-289. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.282
Inhibiting focal adhesion kinase: A potential target for enhancing therapeutic efficacy in colorectal cancer therapy 
Keun-Yeong Jeong 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):290-292. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.290
Simultaneous curative resection of double colorectal carcinoma with synchronous bilobar liver metastases 
Emilio De Raffele, Mariateresa Mirarchi, Dajana Cuicchi, Ferdinando Lecce, Claudio Ricci, Riccardo Casadei, Bruno Cola, Francesco Minni 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):293-316. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.293
Histo-molecular oncogenesis of pancreatic cancer: From precancerous lesions to invasive ductal adenocarcinoma 
Giulio Riva, Antonio Pea, Camilla Pilati, Giulia Fiadone, Rita Teresa Lawlor, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Luchini 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):317-327. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.317
Facing the challenge of venous thromboembolism prevention in patients undergoing major abdominal surgical procedures for gastrointestinal cancer 
Aikaterini Mastoraki, Sotiria Mastoraki, Dimitrios Schizas, Raphael Patras, Nikolaos Krinos, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Andreas Lazaris, Theodore Liakakos, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):328-335. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.328
Role of pre-transplant 18F-FDG PET/CT in predicting hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation 
Onur Yaprak, Sencan Acar, Gokhan Ertugrul, Murat Dayangac 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):336-343. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.336
Basic Study
miR-122-5p as a novel biomarker for alpha-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer 
Suguru Maruyama, Shinji Furuya, Kensuke Shiraishi, Hiroki Shimizu, Hidenori Akaike, Naohiro Hosomura, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Makoto Sudo, Shingo Inoue, Hiroshi Kono, Daisuke Ichikawa 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):344-350. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.344
Retrospective Study
Prognostic value of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 and class III β-tubulin in survival for non-metastatic rectal cancer 
Xiang-Quan Kong, Yun-Xia Huang, Jin-Luan Li, Xue-Qing Zhang, Qing-Qin Peng, Li-Rui Tang, Jun-Xin Wu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):351-359. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.351
Predictive factors for lymph node metastasis and defining a subgroup treatable for laparoscopic lymph node dissection after endoscopic submucosal dissection in poorly differentiated early gastric cancer 
Hua Li, Zhi-Bin Huo, Fan-Ting Kong, Qing-Qiang He, Yun-He Gao, Wen-Quan Liang, Deng-Xiang Liu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(10):360-366. Published online Oct 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i10.360