Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.1
Revised: August 13, 2009
Accepted: August 20, 2009
Published online: November 30, 2009
The first issue of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGS), whose preparatory work was initiated on September 27, 2008, will be published on November 30, 2009. The WJGS Editorial Board has now been established and consists of 328 distinguished experts from 35 countries. Our purpose of launching WJGS is to publish peer-reviewed, high-quality articles via an open-access online publishing model, thereby acting as a platform for communication between peers and the wider public, and maximizing the benefits to editorial board members, authors and readers.