FAIRFAX, Va.The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology's quality and influence has remained consistently high over the past five years, and the increase in its impact factor to 2.217 in 2008 ranks JVIR in the top half of 90 radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging journals, according to results from the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report. As the journal continues to see a rise in its impact, the Society of Interventional Radiology is now offering an International Affiliate Program, online-only access to JVIR to nonmembers outside North America.
"The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology's achievements extend well beyond the publication of papers with favorable citation statistics. Each month, JVIR delivers significant, scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific and clinical research," said its editor, Albert A. Nemcek Jr., M.D., FSIR. "The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology continues to attract a growing number of submissions from researchers at prestigious organizations throughout the United States and internationally," added the interventional radiologist and professor of radiology and surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. "I applaud the efforts of our editorial board members who identify those manuscripts worthy of publication, assist authors in publishing clear and succinct papers and provide readers with essential articles on interventional radiology," said Nemcek.
"The Society of Interventional Radiology must facilitate scientific collaboration and communication as new vascular and interventional radiology procedural solutions, devices and clinical management algorithms emerge to improve patient health care," said SIR President Brian F. Stainken, M.D., FSIR, who speaks for SIR's 4,500 physician, scientist and allied health professional members. "As the global interventional radiology community matures and our innovative solutions are disseminated throughout the pl
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