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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, clinical and basic, 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, Clinical Research, Basic Study, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >> 

2024 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief
  • 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
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, Reference Citation Analysis, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics

The 2023 Edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2022 impact factor (IF) for WJGS as 2.0; IF without journal self cites: 1.9; 5-year IF: 2.2; Journal Citation Indicator: 0.52; Ranking: 113 among 212 journals in surgery; Quartile category: Q3; Ranking: 81 among 93 journals in gastroenterology and hepatology; and Quartile category: Q4.

ISSN
1948-9366 (online)
Editorial
Pietro Fransvea, Maria Michela Chiarello, Valeria Fico, Maria Cariati, Giuseppe Brisinda 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(3):641-649. Published online Mar 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i3.641
Minireviews
Retrospective Cohort Study
Shamir O Cawich, Elijah Dixon, Parul J Shukla, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Rahul R Deshpande, Fawwaz Mohammed, Neil W Pearce, Wesley Francis, Shaneeta Johnson, Johann Bujhawan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(3):681-688. Published online Mar 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i3.681
Retrospective Study
Phillip Gu, Shishir Dube, Norman Gellada, So Yung Choi, Susan Win, Yoo Jin Lee, Shaohong Yang, Talin Haritunians, Gil Y Melmed, Eric A Vasiliauskas, Niru Bonthala, Gaurav Syal, Andres J Yarur, David Ziring, Shervin Rabizadeh, Phillip Fleshner, Cindy Kallman, Suzanne Devkota, Stephan R Targan, Dalin Li, Dermot PB McGovern 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(3):740-750. Published online Mar 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i3.740
Clinical Trials Study
Observational Study
Randomized Controlled Trial
Clinical and Translational Research
Basic Study
Systematic Reviews
Meta-Analysis
Case Report