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Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach
Date:7/14/2009

anet, we must redouble our efforts to share and learn from each other. That is why SIR is initiating an International Affiliate Program, online-only access to its journal, as a pilot program for the next 12 months," added the interventional radiologist who is an adjunct professor at Boston University and the chair of the diagnostic imaging department at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I.

JVIR new manuscript submissions have increased significantly since the beginning of 2007, with a growing number coming from clinicians and researchers in more than 30 countries. Of the international manuscripts submitted over the past two years, the greatest numbers are from the following areas/countries: Europe, Japan, Korea, China and Canada. The number of JVIR international reviewers has grown as well in the past two years, with a number of reviewers coming from Europe, Canada, Korea, Brazil, Japan and China. In response to the growth in submissions, a new editorial board has been named, which includes 29 section editors in 11 subspecialty areas.

SIR President Stainken indicated that several international societies expressed interest in more formal collaboration or affiliations with SIR. The new International Affiliate Program is being offered to those who are not currently SIR members and who live outside North America at a special introductory rate for the next 12 months. "SIR remains eager and interested in assisting all national societies through sharing of standards, strategy, research and experience," said Stainken.

JVIR's impact factor is a direct measure of the number of times material in a particular journal is cited in relation to the total number of manuscripts a journal publishes. It is a way to estimate the frequency with which an average article in a journal is cited. Additionally, JVIR ranks in the top half of 56 journals in the field of peripheral arterial disease, and its five-year impact factor is 2.956, based on citati
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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@sirweb.org
703-460-5572
Society of Interventional Radiology
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