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Editor’s Pick: The RAVI registry: prospective, multicenter study of radial access in embolization procedures – 30 days follow up

“This paper opens new pathways to treat our patients safely in daycare. For embolisation procedures, also in oncology, radial access is a very important step to increase quality of care and reducing costs. By reducing an embolization procedure to a short outpatient procedure we emphasize our unique treatment options.”

Jim Reekers, CVIR Endovascular Editor-in-Chief

APC discount for CIRSE Members

To help reduce the financial costs for authors and encourage more CIRSE researchers to consider publishing open access, the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) offers a 15% discount on the APC for CVIR Endovascular to corresponding authors who are CIRSE members in good standing. In order to apply for this discount, please contact CVIR Endovascular’s editorial team at before submitting your paper.

Please note that the CIRSE discount cannot be combined with an institutional discount or used for already published papers.

Thematic Series

Women’s health

The guest editors of this special issue on women’s health are Dr. Elika Kashef and Dr. Maria Tsitskari. The articles focus on a few key treatments for conditions that affect women, from uterine artery embolization to ovarian vein embolization, as well as fallopian tube recanalization and deep venous stenting.


Paediatric interventional radiology

This thematic series was curated by guest editors Dr. Alex Barnacle (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London/UK) and Dr. Anne Marie Cahill (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA/US). The articles detail the latest evidence for a range of complex interventions in children, demonstrating current best practices in this highly specialised field.

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Aims and scope

CVIR Endovascular is a new multidisciplinary open access journal in the fast-developing field of endovascular treatment. The journal publishes papers on minimally invasive vascular surgical interventions. Diagnostic papers are only published if there is a relation to endovascular treatment. The multidisciplinary journal is intended for ALL specialists working in the field of endovascular treatment.

CVIR Endovascular publishes manuscripts in the area of venous and arterial interventions, including vascular malformations, non-oncological embolisation, peripheral vascular interventions, aortic interventions, emergency medicine and carotid interventions.

CVIR Endovascular publishes a range of manuscript types including original clinical investigations, systematic reviews, case reports and technical reports. We would like to receive manuscripts that are in accordance with the international standards for reporting.

The field of endovascular treatment is very dynamic and new ideas need rapid communication so that the latest information is available to treat our patients.  CVIR Endovascular also wants to stimulate scientific discussions and provide a podium to discuss your research work with your peers. It is the first open peer review journal in the field of endovascular interventions.

The journal is embedded in the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).

How to write a title

The title is not a narrative. The title of a paper should be short and to the point. It should attract readers and should also appear interesting in literature searches. Click here to find out the Editor-in-Chief's tips on how to write a title for a manuscript you want to submit to CVIR Endovascular.

Author Spotlight Video Series

CVIR Endovascular is passing the mic to our authors in this video series, which gives our readers a chance to get to know the authors behind the journal and gives authors the opportunity to highlight the work they do to move IR forward. To read more about the series, and to watch the videos, click here!

CVIR Endovascular Blog

“Speaking of Vascular Interventions” is CVIR Endovascular’s blog. It was introduced in March of 2022 in order to offer a space for communication outside of the confines of academic articles for stimulating conversation about current issues in IR, to report on how the field is progressing in different regions around the globe, and to highlight other key issues of interest. Read all blog posts here.

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Open Peer Review

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CVIR Endovascular is the first open peer reviewed journal in the field of interventional radiology. It uses a highly transparent peer review model, in which the authors and the reviewers are aware of each other's identity. After a paper has been accepted for publication, the review reports and authors’ comments will be published together with the article and displayed for everyone to read and comment on.

Benefits of Open Peer Review:

- Transparency: sheds light on the black box of peer review
- Reviewers are credited for their report
- Reviewers & editors are fully (and publicly) accountable for their decisions
- Bias is reduced
- Increases of the quality of peer-review
- Provides an additional level of scientific discussion
- Educational aspect: provides teaching material for junior reviewers

Editor's Quote

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Endovascular treatment is a multidisciplinary profession which is producing a constant stream of new technologies and scientific publications. Interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists and angiologists are all active in this field.

The developments in endovascular treatment are presented at an exceptional pace, whether that be through modifications of existing technologies or completely new pathways. Fast communication without borders and hurdles is therefore needed, and open access is the way forward.

Therefore, we created CVIR Endovascular as a platform to publish papers focused on endovascular treatment and to communicate to the endovascular community through a constant stream of publications.

Discussions among peers have been fundamental to the development of endovascular treatment. We would like to keep this tradition alive by opening a discussion platform for the whole endovascular community. 

The open access model of the journal will offer a fast and reliable way to disseminate knowledge and can be supported with several funding schemes in case authors are in need of resources for article publication.

A fast and effective open peer-review process, in line with the characteristics of the endovascular attitude, will ensure a rapid appraisal of manuscripts.

CVIR Endovascular seeks to facilitate an environment of engaging with, learning from, and questioning your peers, and we are confident CVIR Endovascular will actively contribute to creating a bridge between different modalities that are in charge of endovascular treatment and will facilitate their use in the scientific community.

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Jim A Reekers, Editor in Chief

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.918 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.326 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    85 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    990 Altmetric mentions 

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