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—jumped 14% in 2020.
According to the Journal Citation Reports, published by Clarivate Analytics, JVIR’s Impact Factor rose to 3.464 in 2020, up from 3.037 in 2019.
Daniel Sze, editor-in-chief of JVIR and professor of interventional radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, USA) said: “The continued growth of JVIR’s Impact Factor is a testament to the quality of the scientific research we publish and the journal’s authority in the medical community.
“Across the years—thanks to the leadership of editors emeriti Gary Becker; Daniel Picus; Karim Valji; Albert Nemcek; and Ziv J Haskal—JVIR has become a destination journal for IRs around the world to publish their most impactful endovascular research.
“As I take the reins this year, I will aim to build on success of these IR luminaries by expanding our international programs, furthering JVIR’s commitment to evidence-based patient care worldwide.”
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.
Society of Interventional Radiology president Matthew Johnson, who is also the Gary J. Becker professor of radiology research at Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, USA), added: “SIR and SIR Foundation are dedicated to building a culture of research within the IR community and JVIR is a key component to demonstrating the clear benefits image-guided treatments have on the lives of our patients.”