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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Varut Lohsiriwat, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, (Email: bolloon@hotmail.com) Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
  • Shu-You Peng, FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS (Hon), MD, Professor, Surgeon, (Email: zrwkpsy@163.com) General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang Province, China
The WJGS is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
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Pancreatic necrosis: Complications and changing trend of treatment 
Mamoon Ur Rashid, Ishtiaq Hussain, Sundas Jehanzeb, Waqas Ullah, Saeed Ali, Akriti Gupta Jain, Neelam Khetpal, Sarfraz Ahmad 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(4):198-217. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i4.198
Retrospective Cohort Study
Preoperative bowel preparation does not favor the management of colorectal anastomotic leak 
Konstantinos A Zorbas, Daohai Yu, Aruj Choudhry, Howard M Ross, Matthew Philp 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(4):218-228. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i4.218
Case Report
Malignant transformation of hepatocellular adenoma in a young female patient after ovulation induction fertility treatment: A case report 
Juan Glinka, Rodrigo Sanchez Clariá, Eugenia Fratanoni, Juan Spina, Eduardo Mullen, Victoria Ardiles, Oscar Mazza, Juan Pekolj, Martín de Santibañes, Eduardo de Santibañes 
World J Gastrointestinal Surgery 11(4):229-236. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i4.229
Management of infected pancreatic necrosis in the setting of concomitant rectal cancer: A case report and review of literature 
Kihoon Choi, David E Flynn, Anitha Karunairajah, Andrew Hughes, Ambika Bhasin, Benedict Devereaux, Manju D Chandrasegaram 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(4):237-246. Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i4.237