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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
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
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), 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)
Editorial
Upgraded role of autophagy in colorectal carcinomas 
Evangelos Koustas, Panagiotis Sarantis, Athanassios G Papavassiliou, Michalis V Karamouzis 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):367-369. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.367
Review
Ampulla of Vater carcinoma: Molecular landscape and clinical implications 
Antonio Pea, Giulio Riva, Riccardo Bernasconi, Elisabetta Sereni, Rita Teresa Lawlor, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Luchini 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):370-380. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.370
Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery for gastric tumors: Perspective for actual practice and oncological benefits 
Yuki Aisu, Daiki Yasukawa, Yusuke Kimura, Tomohide Hori 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):381-397. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.381
Minireviews
Conversion surgery for gastric cancer patients: A review 
Tommaso Zurleni, Elson Gjoni, Michele Altomare, Stefano Rausei 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):398-409. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.398
Retrospective Study
Prognostic significance of primary tumor localization in stage II and III colon cancer 
Abdullah Sakin, Serdar Arici, Saban Secmeler, Orcun Can, Caglayan Geredeli, Nurgul Yasar, Cumhur Demir, Osman Gokhan Demir, Sener Cihan 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):410-420. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.410
Comparison of efficacy and safety between standard-dose and modified-dose FOLFIRINOX as a first-line treatment of pancreatic cancer 
Huapyong Kang, Jung Hyun Jo, Hee Seung Lee, Moon Jae Chung, Seungmin Bang, Seung Woo Park, Si Young Song, Jeong Youp Park 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):421-430. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.421
Effect of primary tumor side on survival outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer patients after hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy 
Hang-Yu Zhang, Jian-Hai Guo, Song Gao, Hui Chen, Xiao-Dong Wang, Peng-Jun Zhang, Peng Liu, Guang Cao, Hai-Feng Xu, Lin-Zhong Zhu, Ren-Jie Yang, Jian Li, Xu Zhu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):431-438. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.431
Prospective Study
Raman spectroscopy for the diagnosis of unlabeled and unstained histopathological tissue specimens 
Haruo Ikeda, Hiroaki Ito, Muneaki Hikita, Noriko Yamaguchi, Naoyuki Uragami, Noboru Yokoyama, Yuko Hirota, Miki Kushima, Yoichi Ajioka, Haruhiro Inoue 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):439-448. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.439
Meta-Analysis
Robotic total meso-rectal excision for rectal cancer: A systematic review following the publication of the ROLARR trial 
Katie Jones, Mohamed G Qassem, Parv Sains, Mirza K Baig, Muhammad S Sajid 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 10(11):449-464. Published online Nov 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i11.449