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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
1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Monjur Ahmed, FACG, FACP, FASGE, 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, BM BCh, BPharm, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, (E-mail: pashtoon@me.com) Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, United States
Indexing/Abstracting
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).
ISSN
1948-5204 (online)
Basic Study
Feasibility of hyperspectral analysis for discrimination of rabbit liver VX2 tumor 
Feng Duan, Jing Yuan, Xuan Liu, Li Cui, Yan-Hua Bai, Xiao-Hui Li, Huang-Rong Xu, Chen-Yang Liu, Wei-Xing Yu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(1):1-8. Published online Jan 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i1.1
Clinicopathological significance of human leukocyte antigen F-associated transcript 10 expression in colorectal cancer 
Chun-Yang Zhang, Jie Sun, Xing Wang, Cui-Fang Wang, Xian-Dong Zeng 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(1):9-16. Published online Jan 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i1.9
Retrospective Study
Prognostic significance of perioperative tumor marker levels in stage II/III gastric cancer 
Yasuhito Suenaga, Mitsuro Kanda, Seiji Ito, Yoshinari Mochizuki, Hitoshi Teramoto, Kiyoshi Ishigure, Toshifumi Murai, Takahiro Asada, Akiharu Ishiyama, Hidenobu Matsushita, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Michitaka Fujiwara, Kenta Murotani, Yasuhiro Kodera 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(1):17-27. Published online Jan 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i1.17
Impact of time from diagnosis to chemotherapy in advanced gastric cancer: A Propensity Score Matching Study to Balance Prognostic Factors 
Tsutomu Nishida, Aya Sugimoto, Ryo Tomita, Yu Higaki, Naoto Osugi, Kei Takahashi, Kaori Mukai, Tokuhiro Matsubara, Dai Nakamatsu, Shiro Hayashi, Masashi Yamamoto, Sachiko Nakajima, Koji Fukui, Masami Inada 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(1):28-38. Published online Jan 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i1.28
Albumin-to-alkaline phosphatase ratio: A novel prognostic index of overall survival in cholangiocarcinoma patients after surgery 
Jian-Ping Xiong, Jun-Yu Long, Wei-Yu Xu, Jin Bian, Han-Chun Huang, Yi Bai, Yi-Yao Xu, Hai-Tao Zhao, Xin Lu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(1):39-47. Published online Jan 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i1.39
Unnecessity of lymph node regression evaluation for predicting gastric adenocarcinoma outcome after neoadjuvant chemotherapy 
Yue-Lu Zhu, Yong-Kun Sun, Xue-Min Xue, Jiang-Ying Yue, Lin Yang, Li-Yan Xue 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(1):48-58. Published online Jan 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i1.48
Systematic Review
Gut-associated lymphoid tissue or so-called “dome” carcinoma of the colon: Review 
Aoife J McCarthy, Runjan Chetty 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 11(1):59-70. Published online Jan 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i1.59