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

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.

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 reported, “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.”

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,” added 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.