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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 sets another annual manuscript submission record
JVIR hit another record-breaking number of submissions in 2017—1,321. The journal thanks the dedicated volunteer editors and reviewers who continue to ensure its value to the IR research community.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 JVIR Editor's Top and Distinguished Reviewer Awards!
View the full list of award recipients.

JVIR welcomes new associate editor, Hyo-Cheol Kim, MD

Hyo-Cheol Kim, MD, is a clinical associate professor at the Seoul National University Hospital, in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Kim completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Seoul National University Hospital (1999–2003) and is board-certified in radiology. In 2008, he finished his fellowship training in interventional radiology at the Seoul National University Hospital and has been a professor of interventional radiology there since then. 

Dr. Kim has published 82 articles in various peer-reviewed journals, including Nature CommunicationsRadiology, and JVIR, as a first or corresponding author. Read Dr. Kim's full bio.

Version 7.1 of the JVIR app is now available!
  • Podcast feed is now available under Multimedia.
  • References are linked.
  • WiFi switch can save data by restricting automatic downloads.

Download the app if you don’t have it, or update it here.

JVIR launches valuable new resource
JVIR is pleased to announce the launch of the JVIR Trials submission form. Once data is collected, JVIR Trials will function as a voluntary registry of active prospective clinical trials in interventional radiology. Read more.

Call for Submissions: “Extreme IR: Pardon My Intervention” | 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles

Send us your proposed extreme IR cases for presentation at the SIR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles—“Extreme IR: Pardon my intervention.” This annual session, one of the most popular events at the annual scientific meeting, spotlights successes and M&M cases where important lessons can be learned. Send a brief description of one to two cases, describing the extraordinary and usual measures taken (planned or unanticipated) and extraordinary findings or complications encountered. Physicians at all levels, including mentored trainees, are welcome to submit cases. Email your case descriptions to

Editor’s message to students of IR
In his September editorial, Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, states that there has never been a better time to become an IR. Read about the exhilarating joys, profound satisfactions and inestimable value of the profession.

JVIR impact factor climbs
JVIR 2016 Impact FactorThe 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.

From the editor 

From the Editor

January 2018! Hard to believe a new year begins! But JVIR opens strong. Find some free time to read and study. Here are some highlights from the issue: 

Research and clinical agendae for patient-reported outcomes in IR; multiyear efficacy of femoropopliteal Zilver stent in non-runoff patients; cryoablation vs. nephrectomy in T1 renal masses, >3,900 patients analyzed; TARE/radiation segmentectomy vs. TACE; randomized (RCT) assessment of transradial vs. transferal TACE; RCT of two agents for pelvic congestion embolization, with clinical outcomes; RCT of antibiotic prophylaxis for gastrostomy tubes; comparison of endovascular vs. open repair of renal aneurysms; prostatic artery embolization in large prostate/high comorbidity patients; PRISM trial results of aspiration thrombectomy for peripheral emboli; 2017 IR Residency Match survey data; the impact of fast-track registration on IR division efficiency—and plenty more.

We are premiering JVIR’s first Visual Synopsis (view here)—a single-image “infographic” comprising the key points of an entire study, in the article by Cipollari et al on the Zilver stent for femoropopliteal PAD. Look for more such synopses in future papers.

We also start enhancing selected papers with Editors’ Research Highlights within the papers.

Our accomplished first class of JVIR Editor Fellows completed their week in Charlottesville, Fairfax and Philadelphia in December 2017.

Social media (@JVIRMedia@Zhaskal), jviraccess.orgpodcastsInstagram, and Facebook keep you in fresh contact with IR science and developments. JVIR received millions of media impressions in each recent year. Papers submissions are up yet again, as is Impact Factor, and all other important bibliometrics measures.

JVIRBeacon is seeking to provide more complimentary e-subscriptions to IRs and IR researchers in 2nd and 3rd world countries. Reach out to us with your request—or your suggested referral (

Watch this space—and the journal—for many exciting rollouts planned for the first quarter of 2018. A great start to the year.

Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR

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Want to improve your manuscript submissions?

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 two to three manuscripts per session.

The January 2018 session will be specifically geared to trainees and junior writers from SIR’s Residents, Fellows and Medical Students Section (RFS).

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

JVIR image of the month

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

JVIR is pleased to announce the launch of the JVIR Trials submission form.

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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.