CVIR Reviewer Workshop: December 14th 2021

We want to thank those who were able to join our Reviewer Workshop in December!


For those who were unable to join, we are happy to share the key takeaways and video recordings of the presentations.


We hope to see you at the next workshop for reviewers! Keep an eye out for more information on this web page.

Reviewer Workshop 2021 Programme

Editor-in-Chief Klaus Hausegger

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Raman Uberoi

Editor in Chief Klaus Hausegger and Deputy Editor in Chief Raman Uberoi opened the session with some quick facts on reviewing with CVIR.


CVIR has more than 800 reviewers from over 50 countries worldwide


Founded in 1978, it is the longest-running IR journal and an official journal of CIRSE, the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe


In 2021:

  • 950 reviews completed, 829 of which were submitted early
  • average time between agreeing to review and submission: 9.2 days
  • 160 late reviews, averaging 1.2 days late
  • biggest time wasters: those who agree to review and are uninvited or who don't respond to an invitation

Key takeaway: decline if you are unavailable!

Presentation on the Editor Perspective






Section Editor for Embolisation Dr. Tiago Bilhim presented on what makes a good review from an editor's perspective and explained the benefits of being a reviewer.


Key Takeaways included:

Presentations from the Perspective of CVIR's Top Reviewers

Dr. Marco Das, Duisburg/DE

Dr. Marco Das is an Editorial Board member and one of our top reviewers in 2021, winning one of the awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal for Most Reviews Carried Out.


His expert advice included:


Dr. Ali Alsafi has won the Outstanding Service to the Journal for Most Reviews Carried Out both in 2019 and in 2021.


His work reflects quality as much as quantity in terms of his reviewing - how does he do it?



Dr. Ali Alsafi, London/GB

CVIR Reviewer Workshop at IROS 2020


Reviewing is essential for all scientific publishing. CVIR’s editorial team is therefore very grateful for the more than 400 reviewers who share their knowledge by providing review comments for the journal. To help all contributors write even more concise and meaningful reports, Prof. Klaus Hausegger, CVIR Editor-in-Chief held a workshop at IROS 2020 for existing reviewers and physicians who would like to join the team.

He guided attendees through topics such as:
• How the CVIR review process works
• How to recognise the study type
• New reviewer templates
• How to write a structured review


Thank you to all participants!


Reviewer Workshop at cirse 2019


At CIRSE 2019, Klaus Hausegger (CVIR Editor-in-Chief) and Raman Uberoi (CVIR Deputy Editor-in-Chief) held their first workshop on best reviewing practices for the journal. Both existing and those interested in reviewing were invited to join. The workshop was well attended, with more than 70 people in attendance!


A few take home messages from the workshop:

  • Read the invitation to review carefully, look at the article type of the paper and read the abstract.
  • Reply to an invitation in a timely manner.
  • If the deadline is too short, please ask for an extension.
  • Reviewers can also include in their reply the time period in which they will be away and not able to review. If you are busy or the paper is not in your area of expertise, please decline.
  • If you cannot do the review yourself, recommend another colleague who might be able to.
  • The newly implemented reviewer template in Editorial Manager, tailored to the structure of each article type, helps reviewers make structured, detailed and objective comments.


A big thank you to all participants!


Click on the below document to view the slides presented during the workshop.



Reviewer Workshop at CIRSE 2019 - Presentation
CVIR Reviewer Workshop_Presentation.pdf
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