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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 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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Effect of exercise on colorectal cancer prevention and treatment 
Zeynep Oruç, Muhammed Ali Kaplan 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):348-366. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.348
Stereotactic body radiation therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: A mini-review 
Sabine Gerum, Alexandra D Jensen, Falk Roeder 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):367-376. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.367
Basic Study
Qingjie Fuzheng granules inhibit colorectal cancer cell growth by the PI3K/AKT and ERK pathways 
Hong Yang, Jian-Xin Liu, Hai-Xia Shang, Shan Lin, Jin-Yan Zhao, Jiu-Mao Lin 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):377-392. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.377
Retrospective Study
Surgical complications after different therapeutic approaches for locally advanced rectal cancer 
Tian-Cheng Zhan, Da-Kui Zhang, Jin Gu, Ming Li 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):393-403. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.393
Histopathological characteristics of needle core biopsy and surgical specimens from patients with solitary hepatocellular carcinoma or intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Ju-Shan Wu, Ji-Liang Feng, Rui-Dong Zhu, San-Guang Liu, Da-Wei Zhao, Ning Li 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):404-415. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.404
Surgical resection of gastric stump cancer following proximal gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction 
Fu-Hai Ma, Li-Yan Xue, Ying-Tai Chen, Wei-Kun Li, Yang Li, Wen-Zhe Kang, Yi-Bin Xie, Yu-Xin Zhong, Quan Xu, Yan-Tao Tian 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):416-423. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.416
Observational Study
ADAMTS13 and von Willebrand factor are useful biomarkers for sorafenib treatment efficiency in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Hiroaki Takaya, Tadashi Namisaki, Naotaka Shimozato, Kosuke Kaji, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kei Moriya, Shinya Sato, Hideto Kawaratani, Takemi Akahane, Masanori Matsumoto, Hitoshi Yoshiji 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):424-435. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.424
Analysis of B-ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound characteristics of different hepatic neuroendocrine neoplasm 
Xiao-Ning Kang, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Jie Bai, Zun-Yi Wang, Wen-Jie Yin, Li Li 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(5):436-448. Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.436