The Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology (SGO) journal take seriously all the allegations of possible misconduct pre-publication and post-publication brought to the journal or editor attention.

For any concerns about how the data of a study were obtained, interpreted or published, it is necessary to initiate an investigation by the Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology Editor-in-Chief. He/she will contact the corresponding author of the article asking for the necessary clarifications prior to making a decision.

If the concerns are serious and could mislead other researchers, the Surgery, Gastroenterology and OncologyEditor-in-Chief may decide to publish the objections received, before making a final decision to correct or retract the article.

If the corresponding author does not respond or does not wish to provide clarifications, the Editor-in-Chief will address to the authors’ institutions and their ethics committees, requesting them to intervene and investigate the matter. If the article is retracted, the withdrawal notice should be clear that it is the journal that is retracting the article, and that the authors have been unresponsive.

Any concerns or objections related to a published study should be expressed as soon as possible from the time of its publication, but regardless of the time of publication they will be investigated by the Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology journal.


Intentional or not, the plagiarism is not acceptable in Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology. All articles accepted for publication in Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology are reviewed for originality with a plagiarism screening soft (Crossref Similarity Check, powered by iThenticate). At any moment of peer-review, publication, or post-publication, if plagiarism is detected, the manuscript may be rejected, corrected or retracted, depending on the situation. The authors will be informed about the detected plagiarism.


Self-plagiarism is when an author republishes an entire material or uses portions of a previously published text while creating a new material without citing the original content. It is considered a serious ethical issue, especially as it may infringe the copyright of the publisher.

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ISSN: 2559 - 723X (print)

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Journal Abbreviation: Surg. Gastroenterol. Oncol.

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Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology (SGO) is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal published by Celsius Publishing House. The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of its articles.

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Time to first editorial decision: 25 days
Rejection rate: 61%
CiteScore: 0.2

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