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Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Impact Factor increases 6%

Society of Interventional Radiology’s flagship publication Impact Factor hits 3.682, according to Journal Citation Reports

FAIRFAX, VA (July 27, 2022)—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 citable articles published—increased 6% in 2021.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, published by Clarivate Analytics, JVIR’s Impact Factor improved to 3.682 in 2021, up from 3.464 in 2020.

“This increase in our Impact Factor shows that JVIR continues to be the journal of record for evidence supporting minimally invasive image-guided treatments,” said Daniel Y. Sze, MD, PhD, FSIR, the editor-in-chief of JVIR and professor of interventional radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. “The increase in our Impact Factor reflects the high quality of the scientific research we publish and the trust the global interventional radiology community places in our journal.”

“The high-value research published in JVIR reflects the Society of Interventional Radiology’s commitment to evidence-based patient care and demonstrating the limitless potential of image-guided medicine,” said SIR President Parag J. Patel, MD, FSIR, an interventional radiologist and professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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. The highest rated journal devoted exclusively to interventional radiology, JVIR’s citations appeared in interventional radiology journals, as well as in journals of allied fields including diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, oncology, gastroenterology/hepatology, and vascular disease. 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.