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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGSWorld J Gastrointest Surg) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. 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. Submit here >> 

2021 Published Issues
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Jin Gu, FACS, FASCRS, MD, Professor, (E-mail: zlguj@bjmu.edu.cn) President of Chinese Society of Oncology, Chief of Department of Colorectal Surgery, Peking University Cancer Hospital, Beijing 100142, China
  • Varut Lohsiriwat, MD, PhD, Professor, (E-mail: bolloon@hotmail.com) Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
  • Shu-You Peng, FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS (Hon), MD, Professor, Surgeon, (E-mail: zrwkpsy@163.com) Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang Province, China
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, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics

The 2021 Edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2020 impact factor (IF) for WJGS as 2.582; IF without journal self cites: 2.564; 5-year IF: 3.378; Journal Citation Indicator: 0.53; Ranking: 97 among 212 journals in surgery; Quartile category: Q2; Ranking: 73 among 92 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology; and Quartile category: Q4.

ISSN
1948-9366 (online)
Review
Ilaria Trestini, Marco Cintoni, Emanuele Rinninella, Futura Grassi, Salvatore Paiella, Roberto Salvia, Emilio Bria, Carmelo Pozzo, Sergio Alfieri, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giampaolo Tortora, Michele Milella, Maria Cristina Mele 
World J Gastrointest Surg 13(9):885-903. Published online Sep 27, 2021. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v13.i9.885
Minireviews
Shan-Ping Ye, Wei-Quan Zhu, Zhi-Xiang Huang, Dong-Ning Liu, Xiang-Qiong Wen, Tai-Yuan Li 
World J Gastrointest Surg 13(9):941-952. Published online Sep 27, 2021. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v13.i9.941
Francesca Carissimi, Matteo Nazzareno Barbaglia, Livia Salmi, Cristina Ciulli, Linda Roccamatisi, Giuseppe Cordaro, Venkata Ramana Mallela, Rosalba Minisini, Biagio Eugenio Leone, Matteo Donadon, Guido Torzilli, Mario Pirisi, Fabrizio Romano, Simone Famularo 
World J Gastrointest Surg 13(9):967-978. Published online Sep 27, 2021. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v13.i9.967
Retrospective Cohort Study
Retrospective Study
Observational Study
Francisco Javier Pérez Lara, Rogelio Zubizarreta Jimenez, Francisco Javier Moya Donoso, Jose Manuel Hernández Gonzalez, Tatiana Prieto-Puga Arjona, Ricardo Marín Moya, Maria Pitarch Martinez 
World J Gastrointest Surg 13(9):1039-1049. Published online Sep 27, 2021. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v13.i9.1039
Prospective Study
Gökçe Aylaz, Cihangir Akyol, Akın Fırat Kocaay, Derya Gökmen, Ayşe Burcu Yavuzarslan, Ayhan Bülent Erkek, Mehmet Ayhan Kuzu 
World J Gastrointest Surg 13(9):1050-1062. Published online Sep 27, 2021. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v13.i9.1050
Systematic Reviews
Meta-Analysis
Case Report