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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 >> 

2022 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)
Retrospective Cohort Study
Kohei Nishio, Kenjiro Kimura, Akihiro Murata, Go Ohira, Hiroji Shinkawa, Shintaro Kodai, Ryosuke Amano, Shogo Tanaka, Sadatoshi Shimizu, Shigekazu Takemura, Akishige Kanazawa, Shoji Kubo, Takeaki Ishizawa 
World J Gastrointest Surg 14(11):1219-1229. Published online Nov 27, 2022. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v14.i11.1219
Retrospective Study
Hao Wang, Xin Yin, Sheng-Han Lou, Tian-Yi Fang, Bang-Ling Han, Jia-Liang Gao, Yu-Fei Wang, Dao-Xu Zhang, Xi-Bo Wang, Zhan-Fei Lu, Jun-Peng Wu, Jia-Qi Zhang, Yi-Min Wang, Yao Zhang, Ying-Wei Xue 
World J Gastrointest Surg 14(11):1230-1249. Published online Nov 27, 2022. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v14.i11.1230
Observational Study
Nuno J G Rama, Óscar Lourenço, Patrícia C Motta Lima, Maria Pedro S Guarino, Diana Parente, Ricardo Castro, Ana Bento, Anabela Rocha, Fernando Castro-Poças, João Pimentel 
World J Gastrointest Surg 14(11):1297-1309. Published online Nov 27, 2022. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v14.i11.1297
Case Report