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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
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  • Timothy M Pawlik, MD, Professor, (E-mail:tpawlik1@jhmi.edu)Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medical, Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
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Dolichocolon revisited: An inborn anatomic variant with redundancies causing constipation and volvulus 
Dennis Raahave 
World J Gastrointest Surg 10(2):6-12. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i2.6
Clinical Trials Study
Transcutaneous electroacupuncture alleviates postoperative ileus after gastrectomy: A randomized clinical trial 
Kai-Bo Chen, Yi-Qiao Lu, Jian-De Chen, Di-Ke Shi, Zhi-Hui Huang, Yi-Xiong Zheng, Xiao-Li Jin, Zhe-Fang Wang, Wei-Dong Zhang, Yi Huang, Zhi-Wei Wu, Guo-Ping Zhang, Hang Zhang, Ying-Hao Jiang, Li Chen 
World J Gastrointest Surg 10(2):13-20. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i2.13
Observational Study
Perioperative liver and spleen elastography in patients without chronic liver disease 
Sam Eriksson, Hanna Borsiin, Carl-Fredrik Öberg, Hannes Brange, Zoran Mijovic, Christian Sturesson 
World J Gastrointest Surg 10(2):21-27. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i2.21