About the journal

CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed medical journal and it 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 IR journal.

CVIR publishes original research work including clinical and laboratory investigations, scientific papers, technical notes, review articles, case reports, cutting edge, study protocols, short communication, letters to the editor as well as editorials and commentaries upon invitation only, in the field of vascular and interventional radiology.


CVIR is the official organ of 23 national IR societies.


"I see CVIR as an independent, scientific journal content-wise, but I also see CVIR as the official voice of IR in Europe and globally."


Klaus A. Hausegger | CVIR Editor-in-Chief

Journal metrics

Over the years, the journal has become known for its cutting-edge research, fast manuscript processing time and efficient peer-review.


• Impact factor: 2.9 (released June 2023)

• In average 5 days from submission to first decision (Median)

• Close to 600,000 article downloads in 2022

The global home of IR

CVIR submissions come from all corners of the globe, making it the international platform for interventional radiology. The global nature of the journal is further strengthened by its international group of editors and editorial board members who come from over 30 different countries.