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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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Retrospective Cohort Study
Perforation associated with endoscopic submucosal dissection for duodenal neoplasm without a papillary portion 
Yasuhiro Matsuda, Kazuki Sakamoto, Naoki Kataoka, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Masafumi Tomita, Shinichiro Makimoto 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(7):161-166. Published online Jul 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i7.161
Retrospective Study
Analysis of risk factors - especially different types of plexitis - for postoperative relapse in Crohn’s disease 
Ágnes Milassin, Anita Sejben, László Tiszlavicz, Zita Reisz, György Lázár, Mónika Szűcs, Renáta Bor, Anita Bálint, Mariann Rutka, Zoltán Szepes, Ferenc Nagy, Klaudia Farkas, Tamás Molnár 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(7):167-173. Published online Jul 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i7.167