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Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology impact reaches new high

Society of Interventional Radiology’s flagship publication ranks highest among interventional radiology journals, according to Journal Citation Reports

FAIRFAX, Virginia (July 9, 2019)—The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology’s (JVIR’s) impact factor—one measure of a journal’s influence based on the number of article citations compared to the total number of articles published—increased by 2.54% in 2018. Its new 5-year impact factor is 2.947.

JVIR’s growing impact factor mirrors interventional radiology’s increasing global importance,” said JVIR Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, M.D., FSIR, a professor of radiology and medical imaging at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. “JVIR’s status as the most cited IR journal cements its reputation as the source for scientific evidence to support minimally invasive image-guided therapies.”

JVIR—the monthly, peer-reviewed flagship publication of the Society of Interventional Radiology—earned an impact factor of 2.828 for 2018, an increase from 2.758 the previous year, according to data released in the Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate Analytics.

“The demand for data-driven medicine is ever increasing and JVIR provides the support IR needs to show the power of image-guided treatments to improve patients’ lives,” said SIR President Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, chief of service for radiology, Grady Hospital, and professor of vascular and interventional radiology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The impact factor, which reflects citations in the previous two years, is often used as a measure of the quality and influence of medical journals within scientific, professional and academic communities. JVIR citations appeared in radiology, nuclear medicine, medical imaging and peripheral vascular disease journals. Learn more at

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About the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 8,000 practicing interventional radiology physicians, trainees, students, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. SIR’s members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians.