CIRSE's flagship journal

CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) is an official journal of

the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).

Founded in 1978 by Professors Herbert L. Abrams and Eberhard Zeitler,

CVIR is the longest-running journal in the field of vascular and interventional radiology.



CIRSE Members have unlimited online access to all CVIR articles. To access the full text articles, log in with the credentials for myCIRSE.



Editor's Choice: June 2024

Prostatic Artery Embolization in Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: A Prospective Single Center Pilot Study


Orlando Burkhardt, Dominik Abt, Lukas Hechelhammer, Olaf Kim, Aurelius Omlin, Hans-Peter Schmid, Daniel Engeler, Valentin Zumstein & Gautier Müllhaupt 

CIRSE SOP on Portal Vein Embolization and Double Vein Embolization/Liver Venous Deprivation

This exemplary Standards of Practice document provides up-to-date recommendations for performing portal vein embolization, with or without hepatic vein embolization.


Read the article by Tiago Bilhim et al. here!


Save the date

Our next reviewer workshop will take place on October 23, 2024.


The speakers will be:

Klaus Hauseggger, Raman Uberoi, Tiago Bilhim, Dimitrios Filippiadis, and Tom Boeken


Click here for more details




Visual abstracts

Optimize your CVIR article with a visual abstract, to better highlight your research and findings!


All article types are eligible for visual abstracts, with the exception of editorials, letters to the editor and commentaries.



Click here for more details and to download the template.

Become a reviewer

Performing peer reviews can be a rewarding experience that also enhances your own research and career.


If you would like to join the CVIR reviewers’ team, send your CV to the CVIR Editorial Office at indicating your areas of expertise and interest.


Please note that in order to apply, you must have completed your interventional radiology training.


More details here.  

Impact factor

We are happy to announce CVIR’s 2022 impact factor which increased to 2.9! This achievement underscores the exceptional quality and importance of the articles published in the journal. A big thank you to the journal’s dedicated authors, reviewers, editors, and readers for their invaluable contributions and support. 


Read the latest articles here!

Guidelines for reporting on studies

Are you about to submit your paper to CVIR?


Click here to find out which biological/biomedical reporting checklists are mandatory when submitting to CVIR.


Direct transfer of good papers from CVIR to CVIR Endovascular!

CIRSE has a journal family!


Good papers submitted to CVIR and not accepted due to CVIR's limited page budget will be offered transfer to CVIR Endovascular for consideration.

Journal metrics


2-year impact factor


5-year impact factor


Downloads in 2022

  Days to first decision (2022 median)


5 days    

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