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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
6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
Indexing/Abstracting
WJGS is now abstracted and indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, PubMed Central, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
There is currently no impact factor.
ISSN
1948-9366 (online)
Meta-Analysis
Systematic review of cystic duct closure techniques in relation to prevention of bile duct leakage after laparoscopic cholecystectomy 
Aafke H van Dijk, Stijn van Roessel, Philip R de Reuver, Djamila Boerma, Marja A Boermeester, Sandra C Donkervoort 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 10(6):57-69. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i6.57
Case Report
Inverted Meckel’s diverticulum: Two case reports and a review of the literature 
Eui Hyuk Chong, Dae Jung Kim, Sewha Kim, Gwangil Kim, Woo Ram Kim 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 10(6):70-74. Published online Sep 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i6.70