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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (WJGO, World J Gastrointest Oncol) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. WJGO accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJGO are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJGO is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of gastrointestinal oncology, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in the WJGO include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Monjur Ahmed, FACG, FACP, FASGE, FRCP, MD, MRCP, Associate Professor, Doctor, 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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Advancements and challenges in treating advanced gastric cancer in the West 
Jennifer L Leiting, Travis E Grotz 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):652-664. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.652
Premalignant lesions and gastric cancer: Current understanding 
Athanasios Koulis, Andrew Buckle, Alex Boussioutas 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):665-678. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.665
Current status of adjuvant chemotherapy for gastric cancer 
In-Hwan Kim 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):679-685. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.679
Tumor progression-dependent angiogenesis in gastric cancer and its potential application 
Hsi-Lung Hsieh, Ming-Ming Tsai 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):686-704. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.686
Basic Study
MicroRNA-331 inhibits development of gastric cancer through targeting musashi1 
Lei-Ying Yang, Guang-Le Song, Xiao-Qian Zhai, Li Wang, Qin-Lai Liu, Ming-Shun Zhou 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):705-716. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.705
Retrospective Study
Correlation between invasive microbiota in margin-surrounding mucosa and anastomotic healing in patients with colorectal cancer 
Yan-Dong Li, Kang-Xin He, Wei-Fang Zhu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):717-728. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.717
Observational Study
Colorectal cancer fecal screening test completion after age 74, sources and outcomes in French program 
Akoï Koïvogui, Christian Balamou, Raushan Rymzhanova, Tu Letrung, Hamou Ait Hadad, Zahida Brixi, Stéphane Cornelis, Hélène Delattre-Massy, Thomas Aparicio, Robert Benamouzig 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):729-740. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.729
Systematic Reviews
Detection and management of oligometastatic disease in oesophageal cancer and identification of prognostic factors: A systematic review 
Sara Jamel, Karina Tukanova, Sheraz Markar 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):741-749. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.741
Clinical characteristics and surgical treatment of schwannomas of the esophagus and stomach: A case series and systematic review 
Jesús Morales-Maza, Francisco Ulises Pastor-Sifuentes, Germán E Sánchez-Morales, Emilio Sanchez-Garcia Ramos, Oscar Santes, Uriel Clemente-Gutiérrez, Adriana Simoneta Pimienta-Ibarra, Heriberto Medina-Franco 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):750-760. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.750
Case Report
Gallbladder cancer harboring ERBB2 mutation on the primary and metastatic site: A case report 
Chiaki Inagaki, Daichi Maeda, Akie Kimura, Toru Otsuru, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Naohiro Nishida, Daisuke Sakai, Ryo Shitotsuki, Shinichi Yachida, Yuichiro Doki, Taroh Satoh 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(9):761-767. Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i9.761