Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology (SGO) is a bimonthly open access journal, with a comprehensive but prompt peer-review process, and a rapid publication policy

You can submit, review articles, original articles, new surgical techniques, editorials, letter to the editor, or clinical images.


Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology (SGO) only accepts electronic submission of manuscripts, directly onto the journal’s Web site. Electronic submission saves time and allows the manuscript to be handled in electronic form throughout the editorial process. To submit a manuscript electronically, please go to our website

Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf.

During submission you will be asked to provide a cover letter – click on the terms and conditions.


Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology (SGO) provides free access to the full text of articles.


Manuscripts are reviewed for possible publication under the understanding that they are being submitted only to SGO and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere.

Copies of any possibly duplicate published material should be submitted with the manuscript under consideration, with a statement in the cover letter as to why the manuscript currently being submitted is not a duplicate publication.


Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or to a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript. All relevant conflicts of interest and sources of funding should be included on the title page of the manuscript with the heading “Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding”.


When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. If doubt exists whether or not the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.


Papers are accepted for publication under the understanding that exclusive copyright in the paper is assigned to SGO. Authors are asked to sign a copyright assignment form after the acceptance of their papers (Copyright Agreement).

Signature of the copyright form is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher unless a signed form has been received.

Please return the completed and signed Copyright Agreement to:


For the avoidance of doubt, the Author has the full control over the medical content of the scripts, Celsius Publishing House does not have the compentence to review its techincal substance.

Furthermore, the Author states that the rights being the subject matter of the publication are not and will not be encumbered with any third-party rights. The Author fully understands that that if third parties submit claims on account of script’s content or violating copyright, resulting from the materials submitted for publication.

The Author shall immediately take all necessary steps to protect Celsius Publishing House against liability and incur all costs associated therewith and undertakes to redress any damage caused as a result thereof.


Celsius Publishing House is a member of CrossCheck by CrossRef and iThenticate. All articles accepted for publication in SGO are reviewed for originality with iThenticate, a plagiarism screening service.


Authors must submit written permission from the copyright owner (usually the publisher) to use direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted or published form elsewhere, along with complete details about the source. Any permissions fees that might be required by the copyright owner are the responsibility of the authors requesting use of the borrowed material, not the responsibility of the journal SGO.


All persons listed as authors are assumed to have been actively involved in one or more key aspects of the reported study. All authors must confirm that they have met the criteria for authorship as established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( Full responsibility for the content of articles lies with the authors.


Articles submitted to the journal must be written in English language. The journal only accepts electronic submission of manuscripts in Word format. Do not send your manuscripts in PDF format. Manuscripts should be typed (font size 11), double spaced on A4 paper, including tables, figures and references.

Recommended dimension of the articles is: - 8-10 pages for an original article (clinical studies, surgical treatment); - 3-4

pages for case-reports; - 1-2 pages for: book references, reviews of certain periodicals, reports concerning the work of different societies or scientific acts.

Title page

The title page should include: - the title of the article; - full name of each author involved; - name of department(s) and institution(s) with which each author is affiliated; - the corresponding author’s full name, postal address, phone and fax number and e-mail address; - information regarding whether the authors consider the paper an Original Article, Case Report etc.; - cite all sources of support for the work being reported, including grants, equipment etc.


The articles must include abstract in English language. Structured Abstract (for Original Articles only) of no more than 200 words, stating Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions, or Standard abstract (for Case Reports, Reviews, Surgical Techniques - short abstract); Key words - up to six.


Introduction - which explicitly shows why certain subject attracted the author’s attention (the reasons for accomplishing the study) and presents a concise depiction of the actual stage of the matter at hand; in this section just a minimum number of bibliographic references should be quoted, without an exhaustive presentation of the literature.

Material and Method

Material and Method - should clearly describe the recruitment criteria of the patients in the study, the pursued clinical data, number of observations (for clinical studies) or entire description of the animal lots (for experimental studies). The statistic methods and special laboratory measurements should also be mentioned, with bibliographic references.


Results - should include the findings of the work, presented in a logical order of tables, images, pictures. The content of the tables or images should not be repeated as information in the text.


Discussions - must include the comparison of personal results with similar data from the medical literature. New perspec- tives revealed by the study should be underlined and their implications, as well as the study limits must be commented. The data shown in the “Results” section should not be repeated. It is recommended to avoid assertions that cannot be supported by bibliographic references or by the study’s results.


Conclusions - explains the significance of the work.


Acknowledgements - the persons that contributed to the study, but were not included as authors, should be mentioned just in case.


Bibliographic references, should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. The reference to the quoted text will be marked with Arabian numbers inside round brackets. It is mandatory for all sources included in the “References” section to be quoted in the text and references to works that do not appear in “References” should not occur. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to international style (see Index Medicus). Only references that were consulted by the authors of the article should be quoted. See below eight examples of accurate citation:

journal article

1. Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347(4):284-7.

journal article with more than six authors

2.Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

volume with supplement

3.Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9.

article not in English

4. Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. Sykdomsangst blant medisin - og jusstudenter. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002;122(8):785-7. Norwegian

article published electronically ahead of the print version

5.Yu WM, Hawley TS, Hawley RG, Qu CK. Immortalization of yolk sac-derived precursor cells. Blood. 2002;100(10):3828-31. Epub 2002 Jul 5.

journal article on the Internet

6.Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs (Internet). 2002 Jun (cited

2002 Aug 12);102(6):(about 1 p.). Available from:


7. Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

chapter in a book

8.Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The

genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.


Tables must be at the end of the manuscript. The citation should appear in the order of entry in the text. Each table, complete with title and footnotes, should be on a separate page, and should be constructed using the table function within a Word type document; do not insert the table as a picture.


Illustrations must be at the end of the manuscript. Illustrations should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. The authors should point within the text the place where the illustrations should be located. All illustrations must have legends. The legends should allow the interpretation of the images without reference to the text. The format for electronic submission is TIFF or JPG. Images should be professionally drawn and photographed; freehand is unacceptable. Pictures must be at least 300 dpi to ensure quality. Do not use too large images. If photographs of persons are used, the subjects must not be identifiable, or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph. If an image has been previously published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

Colour pictures: Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology (SGO) accepts for publication colour images that will enhance an article. Authors who submit colour images will receive an estimate of the cost for colour reproduction. If they decide not to pay for colour reproduction, they can request that the images be converted to black and white at no charge.


It is recommended that all measurements be converted to international units and in SI. Only internationally accepted abbreviations should be used.


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Page proofs and corrections: when a manuscript has been edited and is ready for printing, a copy of the proof will be sent to the author by e-mail as a PDF file. At this stage, authors may make minor corrections; significant changes to the manuscript are not accepted.

Proofs must be checked carefully and corrections sent in 48 hours beginning with the time of delivery.

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Open Access Fee

Members of the IASGO will not pay open access fee. Non-members of IASGO will pay publishing fee of €150. Publishing fee, which will cover the DOI, plagiarism check, the editing work.

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