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Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology has growing impact on medicine

Society of Interventional Radiology’s flagship publication showcases power of image-guided therapies, ranks highest of interventional radiology journals, according to Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports

FAIRFAX, Virginia (July 13, 2017)—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 8.2 percent in 2016.

“The continued growth in JVIR’s impact factor affirms interventional radiology’s global importance and cements JVIR’s reputation as the authoritative source for breakthrough scientific research on minimally invasive image-guided therapies,” said 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 continues to have the highest impact factor among interventional radiology journals. This is an important factor for authors, as are the more than 2 million media impressions JVIR garners each year, he said. As important, underscored Haskal, is the continued annual growth of manuscript submissions.

“The reach and rigor of JVIR’s science shows the power of innovative image-guided treatments and SIR’s role in improving patients’ lives worldwide,” said SIR President Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR, professor of radiology and surgery at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

JVIR—the monthly, peer-reviewed flagship publication of the Society of Interventional Radiology—earned an impact factor of 2.780 for 2016, an increase from 2.570 the previous year, according to data released in the Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters. 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 published 451 articles in 2014–2015, earning 1,254 citations of those articles in 2016. Those citations appeared in radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging journals and peripheral vascular disease journals. Learn more at

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The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,000 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.