CIRSE journal family

CIRSE presents its journal family: CVIR and CVIR Endovascular. Together, the two journals offer the CIRSE membership and entire IR community with the latest, peer-reviewed research and articles on hot topics in interventional radiology.

May 2024: Editor's Choice

In May, Prof. Hausegger would like to highlight the following articles: 


Impact of Calcification on the Outcomes of Femoropopliteal Artery Endovascular Treatment Using a Polymer Coated Drug- Eluting Stent

Ryan Gouveia e Melo, Giovanni Torsello, Angeliki Argyriou, Gregory Chlouverakis, Theodosios Bisdas, Efthymios Beropoulis, Nikolaos Tsilimparis & Konstantinos Stavroulakis 


Is Calcium the Natural Enemy of Drug-Eluting Therapy?

Christian Hohl 


Renal Function After CT-Guided Cryoablation of Small Renal Tumours in Patients with Solitary Kidney: An Analysis of European Multinational Prospective EuRECA Registry

Pia I. Pietersen, Sarah Stougaard, Francis X. Keeley Jr., Brunolf Lagerveld, David Breen, Alexander King, Tommy K. Nielsen, Marco van Strijen, Julien Garnon, Des Alcorn, Eric de Kerviler, Patricia Zondervan, Tze M. Wah, Theresa Junker & Ole Graumann 


Commentary on Renal Function After CT-Guided Cryoablation of Small Renal Tumours in Patients with Solitary Kidney: An Analysis of European Multinational Prospective EuRECA Registry

Genti Xhepa, Gianpaolo Carrafiello & Alexis Ricoeur  

Miltos Krokidis' Article Tip

Must-read from the May issue, proposed by Miltos Krokidis, CVIR's Advisor for Public Affairs.


Percutaneous Microwave Ablation Versus Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for Stage I Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Propensity-Matched Cohort Study Focusing Upon Long-Term Follow-Up of Oncologic Outcomes

David-Dimitris Chlorogiannis, Zisis Kratiras, Evgenia Efthymiou, Napoleon Moulavasilis, Nikolaos Kelekis, Michail Chrisofos, Konstandinos Stravodimos & Dimitris K. Filippiadis 


Partial Splenic Embolization in Paediatric Sickle Cell Disease Patients with Hypersplenism

Jacques A. Bazeboso, Didier Mbuyi Mukendi, Cissé-Luc Mbongo, Wilfrid Mbombo, Michel Lelo Tshikwela, Antoine Molua, Benjamin Longo, Léon Tshilolo & José I. Bilbao 

new 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!

New CIRSE Standards of Practice

CIRSE Standards of Practice on Carotid Artery Stenting


This CIRSE Standards of Practice document is directed at interventional radiologists and details the guidelines for carotid artery stenting, as well as the different implementation techniques. In addition to updating all previously published material on the different clinical indications, it will provide all technical details reflective of European practice for carotid artery stenting. CIRSE Standards of Practice documents do not aim to implement a standard of clinical patient care, but rather to provide a realistic strategy and best practices for the execution of this procedure.


Click here to read the document!

new Section

CVIR is pleased to announce that Tom Lévy-Boeken, Dania Daye and Bradford J. Wood, have joined the Editorial Board as members of the new section Artificial Intelligence.

new REGIONal editor

CVIR is pleased to welcome Gareth Bydawell, the new regional editor in our Editorial Board.


new section editor

CVIR gives a warm welcome to Dimitrios Filippiadis, the new section editor of the Editorial Board section Musculoskeletal.


Template for Reviewers

CVIR is pleased to announce that it has introduced a template for reviewers in Editorial Manager. Each article type has a template which addresses the most important points that peers should include in their review reports.


The editors' aim with this new initiative is to improve the overall quality of review reports and to make the assessment of manuscripts easier.


Read more about this here.


ethical compliance

As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), CVIR is obliged to follow international ethical codes for publication. Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications and public trust in scientific findings.

Therefore, it is crucial that authors who submit their paper to CVIR include a “Compliance with Ethical Standards” section in the title page. This section contains five statements: funding, conflict of interest, ethical approval, informed consent and consent to publish.

For all manuscripts (including case reports) that include written details or images relating to individual participants, consent to publish must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement should be included in the manuscript. If your manuscript does not contain data from any individual person, please write “not applicable” in this section.

Please read all details on publishing ethics before submitting your research.



Please note that Springer, has decided to discontinue the CVIR app as of February 1, 2019. 

All CIRSE Members continue to have unlimited access to CVIR articles online through the myCIRSE area on the CIRSE website at

Furthermore, all CIRSE Members are eligible for a highly reduced print subscription to CVIR. The print subscription rate for 2020 is €74 and includes 12 issues. To order it, please go to myCIRSE area.

CVIR Introduced new article types

In our strive to give our authors more options to submit their research, CVIR introduced three new article types in 2018:

1. Cutting Edge

2. Commentary

3. Editorial


Read the submission guidelines here.


40th Anniversary - special online issue

Four decades have gone by since CVIR was established. Back in 1978 Herbert L. Abrams and Eberhard Zeitler founded the journal with the goal of having a platform for scientific communication from all over the world in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology.


On this occassion Prof. Hausegger has prepared an anniversary issue of CVIR, published at the same time as the journal celebrates the anniversary at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, 22-25 September 2018. A selection of key articles from CVIR’s previous issues, including historical papers, cornerstone papers and other popular articles.


Enjoy the read! 

New Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Klaus Hausegger (Klagenfurt/AT) was chosen as the new Editor-in-Chief of CVIR in 2016 and took officially the helm of the journal on 1st September, 2017. He took over the Editorial Office of CVIR from the Prof. Dierk Vorwerk, who led the journal since 2003.
Prof. Hausegger is an established researcher in the field of vascular interventions with many academic and clinical achievements. He has been a CIRSE Member since 1992 and has held numerous positions within CIRSE including Communications Officer on the CIRSE Executive Board and member of the CIRSE Scientific Programme Committee. He has been an examiner for the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) since its establishment and served as chairperson of the committee for two terms.
The new Editor-in-Chief started his term of office with a new Editorial Team, a group of IR experts in oncological interventions, embolisation, vascular and non-vascular treatment.
We look forward to ideas and input of Prof. Hausegger and his new Editorial Team. Read Prof. Hausegger's introductory words here.
We would like to say thank you to Prof. Vorwerk - CVIR owes much of what it is today to his dedication and hard work during his 14-year term.
Read Prof. Vorwerk's farewell Editorial!

New Manuscript Management System

CVIR is dedicated to continually improving the manuscript submission process and review experience for its contributors. Therefore, the journal has changed its manuscript management system to Editorial Manager – a system currently used by a vast number of other scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
To access the new submission website, please visit:
We kindly request that all authors and reviewers visit Editorial Manager to update their information – particularly their Personal Classifications – to ensure that they can be contacted according to their area of expertise.
Should you have any questions regarding the new system, please contact the CVIR Editorial Office:

Share CVIR Articles for Free

Dear readers and authors,
Use a great new sharing feature of CVIR and share articles freely with peers and general audience across the web. This new sharing option provides authors and readers with sharable links to a read-only version of the articles. This read-only version cannot be downloaded or printed out, but it is a great opportunity to improve the visibility and impact of your work.

For Authors:
When an article is published, the corresponding author receives a link that can be shared with the co-authors. The co-authors can copy this link and share it with anyone else or post it on social media. If you are an author, you can request sharable links of other research articles that you have authored by entering the article’s DOI into the Springer author portal. Click here to visit the Springer author portal.

For Subscribers:
On the webpage of every article you’ll see a ‘Share’ or ‘Share article’ option. If you click on this, for every article you have subscription access to, you’ll be provided with a sharable link, which you can copy and provide to other interested parties or post anywhere,
These links can be posted anywhere, including social media channels and on other highly-used sites, institutional repositories and authors' own websites as well as scholarly collaborative networks, which many researchers are using to collaborate and to share both publicly and privately.
For more information on sharable links, please visit the SpringerNature website.