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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGS) 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 surgery.  It was launched on November 30, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage surgical specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGS 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 WJGS 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 WJGS’s acceptance rate: 35%.  Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief

Timothy Pawlik, MD, Director,Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, and PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

There is currently no impact factor.

ISSN

1948-9366 (online)

Minireviews
Abdominal tuberculosis: Is there a role for surgery? 
Elroy Patrick Weledji, Benjamin Thumamo Pokam 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(8):174-181. Published online Aug 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i8.174
Case Report
Novel technique of abdominal wall nerve block for laparoscopic colostomy: Rectus sheath block with transperitoneal approach 
Jun Nagata, Jun Watanabe, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Masaki Akiyama, Koichi Arase, Noritaka Minagawa, Takayuki Torigoe, Kotaro Hamada, Yoshifumi Nakayama, Keiji Hirata 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(8):182-185. Published online Aug 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i8.182