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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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  • 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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Retrospective Study
Mortality and morbidity in necrotizing pancreatitis managed on principles of step-up approach: 7 years experience from a single surgical unit 
Deshpande Aparna, Sunil Kumar, Shukla Kamalkumar 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(10):200-208. Published online Oct 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i10.200
Case Report
Mesenteric vein thrombosis following impregnation via in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer 
Masaaki Hirata, Hiroko Yano, Tomoe Taji, Yoshiharu Shirakata 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(10):209-213. Published online Oct 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i10.209
Correction to “Acute calculous cholecystitis: Review of current best practices” 
Fang-Fang Ji 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(10):214-214. Published online Oct 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i10.214