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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

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

2024 Published Issues
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  • Peter Schemmer, FACS, MD, PhD, Chairman, Full Professor, Professor, (E-mail: peter.schemmer@medunigraz.at) Department of General, Visceral- and Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz 8036, Styria, Austria
The WJGS is now abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, PubMed, PubMed Central, Reference Citation Analysis, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics

The 2024 edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2023 journal impact factor (JIF) for WJGS as 1.8; JIF without journal self cites: 1.7; 5-year JIF: 1.9; JIF Rank: 123/290 in surgery; JIF Quartile: Q2; and 5-year JIF Quartile: Q3.

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Efstathios T Pavlidis, Ioannis N Galanis, Theodoros E Pavlidis 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(6):1507-1512. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i6.1507
Case Control Study
Retrospective Cohort Study
Retrospective Study
Clinical Trials Study
Observational Study
Randomized Controlled Trial
Randomized Clinical Trial
Preeda Sumritpradit, Prapimporn Chattranukulchai Shantavasinkul, Winai Ungpinitpong, Pinit Noorit, Chotip Gajaseni 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(6):1765-1774. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i6.1765
Clinical and Translational Research
Xian-Ze Xie, Lei Zuo, Wei Huang, Qiao-Mei Fan, Ya-Yun Weng, Wen-Dong Yao, Jia-Li Jiang, Jia-Qi Jin 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(6):1803-1824. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i6.1803
Basic Study
Systematic Reviews
Simcha Weissman, Muhammad Aziz, Ayrton Bangolo, Vignesh K Nagesh, Htat Aung, Midhun Mathew, Lino Garcia, Shiva A Chandar, Praveena Karamthoti, Harinder Bawa, Aseel Alshimari, Yabets Kejela, Nazish Mehdi, Chrishanti A Joseph, Athri Kodali, Rohan Kumar, Priya Goyal, Sanya Satheesha, Fnu Nivedita, Nicole Tesoro, Tanni Sethi, Gurpreet Singh, Areej Belal, Alina Intisar, Hirra Khalid, Samuel Cornwell, Suchith B Suresh, Kareem Ahmed, Karabo K Marole, Om P Anand, Rahat B Reshi, Tej I Mehta, Sameh Elias, Joseph D Feuerstein 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(6):1835-1844. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i6.1835
Case Report
Akihiro Cho, Satoshi Katagiri, Masao Ota, Shunsuke Onizawa, Ryota Higuchi, Toshiya Sugishita, Yukiko Niwa, Takeshi Ishita, Toshihiko Mouri, Akita Kato, Moe Iwata 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(6):1910-1917. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i6.1910
Heng-Li Zhang, Min Zhang, Jing-Qiang Guo, Fang-Nan Wu, Jin-De Zhu, Chao-Yong Tu, Xin-Liang Lv, Kun Zhang 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(6):1918-1925. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i6.1918
Miao-Miao Zhang, Huan-Chen Sha, Hai-Rong Xue, Yuan-Fa Qin, Xiao-Gang Song, Yun Li, Yu Li, Zheng-Wu Deng, Yu-Lin Gao, Fang-Fang Dong, Yi Lyu, Xiao-Peng Yan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(6):1926-1932. Published online Jun 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i6.1926
Letter to the Editor