Acceptance Rate:
Time to first decision with review:
44 days*
Acceptance to publication:
34 days*
Impact Factor:
IF rank (Surgery):
IF rank (Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health):
2023 total content views:

Aims and scope

World Journal of Pediatric Surgery (WJPS) strives to become one of the most credible, authoritative resources publishing significant findings and cutting-edge results in pediatric surgery. WJPS publishes high-quality original research, reviews, and perspectives related to all aspects of pediatric surgery.
The journal is particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies including, but not limited to, minimally invasive techniques, robotic surgery, molecular imaging, precision surgery, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, new materials and medical instruments.

Editorial Board

For information about the World Journal of Pediatric Surgery Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Qiang Shu and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


World Journal of Pediatric Surgery is published by BMJ on behalf of the Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine and Zhejiang University Press. The mission of Zhejiang University Children’s Hospital is to provide the best quality care to children and families nationwide, to cultivate a supportive learning environment for all staff members and to be responsive to the needs of society through innovative and advanced medical practices. ZheJiang University Press is a leading comprehensive publishing firm. They are dedicated to publications in the field of scientific innovation, academic monographs and fine arts.

Journal information

Publication Model
Open access
Continuous Publication
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), DOAJ, Google Scholar, PubMed Central (PMC)
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author.
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 24%
Speed Time to first decision with review: 44 days (median) Acceptance to publication: 34 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor Category: Pediatrics / Surgery Impact Factor (JCR): 0.8 5 Year Impact Factor: 0.8 Journal Citation Indicator: 0.17 Eigenfactor: 0.00013 Citescore: 1.1 Citescore rank: 201/306 (Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health), 311/495 (Surgery) Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 0.25
Reach 2023 total content views: 58,105
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