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The premier journal of vascular and interventional radiology

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

JVIR is the official scientific journal of the Society of Interventional Radiology. For more than two decades, this peer-reviewed journal has been the preferred reference of interventional radiologists, radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons and other clinicians who need current and reliable information on every aspect of vascular and interventional radiology.

Each issue of JVIR covers the most critical and cutting-edge medical, minimally invasive, radiological, pathological and socioeconomic issues of importance to vascular and interventional radiologists. JVIR brings monthly clinical studies, laboratory investigations, commentaries, reports on interventional procedures, devices, or unique anatomic findings, CME articles, book reviews, “extreme” case studies, societal position statements, and standards of practice, as well as a variety of social and multimedia offerings.

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JVIR news

JVIR impact factor climbs
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) has made another significant climb in its Thomson Reuters journal impact factor (JIF). JVIR’s impact factor in 2016 was 2.780, up 8.2 percent from 2.570 in 2015. The Thomson Reuters JIF provides an objective measure of JVIR’s influence by analyzing the journal’s citation references.  JVIR has experienced a compound annual growth rate of 6.6 percent since 2013. The continued growth in JVIR’s impact affirms interventional radiology’s global importance and cements JVIR as the authoritative source for IR research and science.

JVIR Editorial Fellowship launches
SIR Foundation is pleased to inaugurate the JVIR Editorial Fellowship under the guidance of Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR. In December 2017, the fellows will work closely with shadow Dr. Haskal for several days to learn about the editor’s role and explore core components of medical publishing. Read more.

 welcomes new associate editor, Dr. Tiago Bilhim
Dr. Tiago Bilhim has been a professor of radiology at Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal for the past 11 years. He is a European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR)–certified interventional radiologist. Dr. Bilhim completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, where he currently works as an interventional radiologist. He also works in the same capacity at at the Saint Louis Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Bilhim received a PhD from the Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal. The topic of his thesis was prostate artery embolization.

Dr. Bilhim received the prestigious JVIR Top Reviewer award five times (2012–2016), and co-authored the papers that received the 2011 JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research and the 2016 Editor’s Honoree Award, respectively. He also received scientific presentation awards from RSNA (2010), CIRSE (2012), and SIR (2013).

Dr. Bihim’s research interests include prostate and uterine artery embolization, interventional oncology, portal vein interventions, and peripheral artery disease.

From the editor 

A gallimaufry of great articles fills July’s JVIR.  Venous reconstructions and recanalizations, prostate cancer ablation, cone-beam CT imaging, IR decision making, and embolotherapy in osteoarthritis, fibroids, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pre-liver resection, liver cancer (in the setting of extra hepatic disease), and pulmonary artery injury.

What’s more: A parental leave policy position paper, guidance for cost-effective and optimized nephrostomy tube changes, and great cutting-edge letters and cases. Review the molecular mechanisms and targets for HCC therapies, the effect of adjuvant medications after locoregional therapy, and prognostic factors for arterial injuries after biliary interventions in more than 1300 patients. And there’s more to discover between its covers.

JVIR brings you IR science in every way—from carefully prepared full manuscripts to our free subscription digest— the JVIR Access blog, which put keys points and article insights in your inbox. Join our giant Twitter followers to keep abreast of interesting papers and hear them discussed by authors and editors in our podcasts ( and iTunes). Instagram and FaceBook bring you further translation. 

— Ziv J Haskal, MD


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Join your colleagues in the JVIR Writing Club!

In response to the enormous popularity of the JVIR Writing and Reviewing Workshops held at SIR 2017, JVIR is pleased to announce a monthly online workshop, the "JVIR Writing Club."

In each session, participants will have the opportunity to improve manuscript preparation and writing/review skills, learn about study design and presentation, and learn how to best prepare an article for publication.

We also seek draft manuscripts for discussion. Anonymity will be protected, and the discussion productive and confined to the event. To submit a draft manuscript, please email it as an attachment to Our goal is to discuss 2–3 manuscripts per session.

Click to see the upcoming schedule and register for a session.

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Editor’s choice of the most compelling image from this month’s featured article

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JVIR on the go

The JVIR website is optimized for mobile use on most iOS and Android devices, so enter JVIR’s the journal on the go

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JVIR Trials

Stay tuned for upcoming new JVIR website—a registry of active prospective clinical trials in IR. Details will be provided close to the launch date.

Have you visited JVIR Access?

JVIR Access is the official blog of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, featuring article summaries and commentary on a variety of VIR topics such as uterine fibroid and prostate embolization, angioplasty, chemoembolization, and endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease. 

Now with "Teaching Topics" from the SIR Residents, Fellows and Students Section!

Visit the JVIR Access blog.