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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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  • 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 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.

1948-9366 (online)
Savvas Symeonidis, Ioannis Mantzoros, Elissavet Anestiadou, Orestis Ioannidis, Panagiotis Christidis, Stefanos Bitsianis, Vasiliki Bisbinas, Konstantinos Zapsalis, Trigona Karastergiou, Dimitra Athanasiou, Stylianos Apostolidis, Stamatios Angelopoulos 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(4):1017-1029. Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1017
Yu Liu, Tony El Jabbour, Jonathan Somma, Yukihiro Nakanishi, Saverio Ligato, Hwajeong Lee, Zhi-Yan Fu 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(4):1030-1042. Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1030
Retrospective Study
Tian He, Chao Yang, Jing Wang, Ji-Sheng Zhong, Ai-Hua Li, Ya-Jing Yin, Li-Ling Luo, Chun-Mei Rao, Nian-Fen Mao, Qiang Guo, Zan Zuo, Wen Zhang, Ping Wan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(4):1043-1054. Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1043
Hassam Ali, Faisal Inayat, Vishali Moond, Ahtshamullah Chaudhry, Arslan Afzal, Zauraiz Anjum, Hamza Tahir, Muhammad Sajeel Anwar, Dushyant Singh Dahiya, Muhammad Sohaib Afzal, Gul Nawaz, Amir H Sohail, Muhammad Aziz 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(4):1097-1108. Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1097
Tian-Xiang Dong, Dong Wang, Qun Zhao, Zhi-Dong Zhang, Xue-Feng Zhao, Bi-Bo Tan, Yu Liu, Qing-Wei Liu, Pei-Gang Yang, Ping-An Ding, Tao Zheng, Yong Li, Zi-Jing Liu 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(4):1109-1120. Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1109
Observational Study
Prospective Study
Systematic Reviews
Roberto de la Plaza Llamas, Lorena Ortega Azor, Marina Hernández Yuste, Ludovica Gorini, Raquel Aránzazu Latorre-Fragua, Daniel Alejandro Díaz Candelas, Farah Al Shwely Abduljabar, Ignacio Antonio Gemio del Rey 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(4):1155-1164. Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1155
Case Report
Hung-Chun Yu, Ta-Wei Pu, Jung-Cheng Kang, Chao-Yang Chen, Je-Ming Hu, Ruei-Yu Su 
World J Gastrointest Surg 16(4):1189-1194. Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1189
Letter to the Editor