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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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Basic Study
Glycerophospholipids pathways and chromosomal instability in gastric cancer: Global lipidomics analysis 
Cheng-Yu Hung, Ta-Sen Yeh, Cheng-Kun Tsai, Ren-Chin Wu, Ying-Chieh Lai, Meng-Han Chiang, Kuan-Ying Lu, Chia-Ni Lin, Mei-Ling Cheng, Gigin Lin 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(3):181-194. Published online Mar 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i3.181
Human colorectal cancer cells frequently express IgG and display unique Ig repertoire 
Zi-Han Geng, Chun-Xiang Ye, Yan Huang, Hong-Peng Jiang, Ying-Jiang Ye, Shan Wang, Yuan Zhou, Zhan-Long Shen, Xiao-Yan Qiu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(3):195-207. Published online Mar 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i3.195
Retrospective Cohort Study
Post-operative computed tomography scan – reliable tool for quality assessment of complete mesocolic excision 
Cristian Livadaru, Stefan Morarasu, Tudor Cristian Frunza, Florina A Ghitun, Elena Florina Paiu-Spiridon, Florina Sava, Cristina Terinte, Dan Ferariu, Sorinel Lunca, Gabriel Mihail Dimofte 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(3):208-226. Published online Mar 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i3.208
Hepatic resection vs percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma abutting right diaphragm 
Kyoung Doo Song, Hyo Keun Lim, Hyunchul Rhim, Min Woo Lee, Tae Wook Kang, Yong Han Paik, Jong Man Kim, Jae-Won Joh 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(3):227-237. Published online Mar 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i3.227
Observational Study
Risk of cholangiocarcinoma in patients undergoing therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or cholecystectomy: A population based study 
Chi-Chih Wang, Ming-Chang Tsai, Wen-Wei Sung, Tzu-Wei Yang, Hsuan-Yi Chen, Yao-Tung Wang, Chang-Cheng Su, Ming-Hseng Tseng, Chun-Che Lin 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(3):238-249. Published online Mar 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i3.238
Systematic Reviews
Near-infrared fluorescence guided esophageal reconstructive surgery: A systematic review 
Elke Van Daele, Yves Van Nieuwenhove, Wim Ceelen, Christian Vanhove, Bart P Braeckman, Anne Hoorens, Jurgen Van Limmen, Oswald Varin, Dirk Van de Putte, Wouter Willaert, Piet Pattyn 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(3):250-263. Published online Mar 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i3.250
Case Report
Stent placement followed by preoperative chemotherapy and elective surgery for acute malignant colorectal obstruction: Six cases of report 
Jun-Jie Liu, Teng-Hui Ma, Qi-Yuan Qin, Lei Wang 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(3):264-269. Published online Mar 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i3.264