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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
  • Hsin-Chen Lee, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:hclee2@ym.edu.tw)Institute of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
  • Dimitrios H Roukos, MD, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:droukos@uoi.gr)Department of Surgery, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 45110, Greece
WJGO is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition.
Journal Metrics
The first impact factor of the WJGO will be issued in 2019.
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Inflammation-associated microsatellite alterations: Mechanisms and significance in the prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer 
Minoru Koi, Stephanie S Tseng-Rogenski, John M Carethers 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(1):1-14. Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i1.1
Advance in plasma SEPT9 gene methylation assay for colorectal cancer early detection 
Yu Wang, Pei-Min Chen, Rong-Bin Liu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(1):15-22. Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i1.15
Vitamin D in esophageal cancer: Is there a role for chemoprevention? 
Carol Rouphael, Afrin Kamal, Madhusudhan R Sanaka, Prashanthi N Thota 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(1):23-30. Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i1.23
Retrospective Study
Impact of duration of adjuvant chemotherapy in radically resected patients with T4bN1-3M0/TxN3bM0 gastric cancer 
Qi-Wei Wang, Xiao-Tian Zhang, Ming Lu, Lin Shen 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(1):31-39. Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i1.31
Clinical Practice Study
Neoadjuvant hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy plus concomitant 5-fluorouracil infusion in locally advanced rectal cancer: A phase II study 
Zeynep Gural, Sezer Saglam, Serap Yucel, Esra Kaytan-Saglam, Oktar Asoglu, Cetin Ordu, Hediye Acun, Rasul Sharifov, Semen Onder, Ahmet Kizir, Ethem N Oral 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(1):40-47. Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i1.40
Comparison between laparoscopic and open surgery for large gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A meta-analysis 
Jian-Xin Cui, Yun-He Gao, Hong-Qing Xi, Ai-Zhen Cai, Ke-Cheng Zhang, Ji-Yang Li, Bo Wei, Lin Chen 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(1):48-55. Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i1.48
Case Report
Leptomeningeal metastases originated from esophagogastric junction/gastric cancer: A brief report of two cases 
Panteleimon Kountourakis, Demetris Papamichael, Haris Haralambous, Michael Michael, Georgios Nakos, Sylvia Lazaridou, Eleni Fotiou, Vassilios Vassiliou, Demetrios Andreopoulos 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(1):56-61. Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i1.56