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—has broken 3 for the first time.
According to the Journal Citation Reports, published by Clarivate Analytics, JVIR‘s Impact Factor jumped 7% to 3.037 in 2019, up from 2.828 in 2018.
“This spectacular leap to the 3 range places JVIR in a distinct new class of peer journals, outdistancing all interventional radiology [IR] specialty journals,” comments Ziv J Haskal, the editor-in-chief of JVIR and a professor of radiology and medical imaging at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, USA. “This continuing growth trajectory makes JVIR the commanding voice of IR science and the home of the highest-level IR research on its pages. It is a credit to the worldwide IR and endovascular researchers who choose JVIR for their most impactful work. This year’s numbers of submissions are projected to, again, reach record levels.”
Speaking specifically to Interventional News, Haskal adds: “I am incredibly proud that the new JVIR impact factor entered the ‘threes’ at 3.037. I have personally nudged, encouraged, curated, and sometimes ruthlessly edited over 17,000 manuscript drafts at all stages in a decade of living JVIR. The quality of our science has methodically and consistently improved, in JVIR, reflecting the pole position of this specialty in modern medicine. I could not be happier.”
“More than ever, there is a clear need for sound science and strong data to deliver optimal care for patients,” says SIR president Michael D Dake, senior vice president of the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson, USA. “The research published in JVIR provides the support for image-guided therapies that interventional radiologists need to improve the lives of their patients.”
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. JVIR citations appeared in radiology, nuclear medicine, medical imaging, and peripheral vascular disease journals.