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% in 2016.
JVIR 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.
“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, a professor of radiology and medical imaging at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, USA.
JVIR continues to have the highest impact factor among interventional radiology journals. This is an important factor for authors, as are the more than two million media impressions JVIR garners each year, he said. As important, underscored Haskal, is the continued annual growth of manuscript submissions.
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.