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About the Journal
Name of Journal World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Title Abbreviation World J Gastrointest Surg
ISSN 1948-9366 (online)
DOI 10.4240
Background World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGS, World J Gastrointest Surg) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG). WJGS accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJGS are high-quality, basic and clinical, 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, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. 

The primary aim of WJGS is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of gastrointestinal surgery with a platform to publish high-quality basic and clinical research articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of publication, WJGS has implemented a variety of measures as follows:

First, authors must prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report.

Second, articles published in WJGS must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review. WJGS peer reviewers come from different countries, chosen independently by artificial intelligence technique or our editorial office, and not by the authors, to ensure fairness and integrity of the peer review.

Third, designation of co-first authors and/or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.

Fourth, WJGS accepts a manuscript for publication based on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, image reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements.

Of note, peer reviewers are advised to complete their peer review within 7 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.

Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production, and release, must be completed within 7 days.

Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent document(s), conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to allow for an open and transparent publishing process.
Scope WJGS mainly publishes articles reporting research results obtained in the field of gastrointestinal surgery and covering a wide range of topics, including anal fistula surgery, appendectomy, bariatric surgery, biliary tract surgical procedures, biliopancreatic diversion, colectomy, digestive system endoscopy, enterostomy, esophagectomy, esophagoplasty, esophagostomy, fundoplication, gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy, gastropexy, gastroplasty, gastrostomy, hemorrhoidectomy, hepatectomy, jejunoileal bypass, liver transplantation, pancreas transplantation, pancreatectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy, pancreaticojejunostomy, and peritoneovenous shunt, proctectomy, and rectal prolapse surgical procedures. 
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Indexing/Abstracting 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 2023 Edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2022 impact factor (IF) for WJGS as 2.0; IF without journal self cites: 1.9; 5-year IF: 2.2; Journal Citation Indicator: 0.52; Ranking: 113 among 212 journals in surgery; Quartile category: Q3; Ranking: 81 among 93 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology; and Quartile category: Q4.

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