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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 >> 

2023 Published Issues
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  • Peter Schemmer, FACS, MD, PhD, Chairman, Full Professor, Professor, (E-mail: peter.schemmer@medunigraz.at) Department of General, Visceral- and Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz 8036, Styria, Austria
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 National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics

The 2022 Edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2021 impact factor (IF) for WJGS as 2.505; IF without journal self cites: 2.473; 5-year IF: 3.099; Journal Citation Indicator: 0.49; Ranking: 104 among 211 journals in surgery; Quartile category: Q2; Ranking: 81 among 93 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology; and Quartile category: Q4.

1948-9366 (online)
Basic Study
Yuya Umebayashi, Satoru Muro, Masanori Tokunaga, Toshifumi Saito, Yuya Sato, Toshiro Tanioka, Yusuke Kinugasa, Keiichi Akita 
World J Gastrointest Surg 15(5):812-824. Published online May 27, 2023. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v15.i5.812
Case Control Study
Retrospective Cohort Study
Retrospective Study
Observational Study
Systematic Reviews
Case Report
Eva Lieto, Annamaria Auricchio, Maria Paola Belfiore, Giovanni Del Sorbo, Gabriele De Sena, Vincenzo Napolitano, Alessio Ruggiero, Gennaro Galizia, Francesca Cardella 
World J Gastrointest Surg 15(5):972-977. Published online May 27, 2023. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v15.i5.972