CVIR Reviewer Workshops

Reviewer Workshop July 2023

Our next workshop will take place on July 19, 2023 with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. That means the workshop will take place at 10:00 CEST and 18:00 AEST, a more convenient time for IRs in the region to join. You can check for your time zone here.

Workshop format

This workshop will again simulate the peer-review process with a new dummy paper. Participants will review the papers in advance of the workshop and in the workshop itself, CVIR editors will go over the papers and the peer review comments that are submitted in advance.

How does it work?

  • Once registered for Editorial Manager, reviewers are invited to review 1 paper and accept the review invitation directly in Editorial Manager.
  • Reviewers then have 2 weeks to submit peer review comments - just like regular reviewers for CVIR!
  • Once the reviews are submitted, CVIR Editors will assess them and prepare the workshop based on their feedback on the reviews, highlighting what went well and what could be improved.

Workshop speakers

Prof. Warren Clements
CVIR editorial board member

Prof. Gerard Goh
CVIR regional editor

Prof. Klaus Hausegger
CVIR editor-in-chief

Prof. Sanjiv Sharma
CVIR regional editor

Further information

There is a reviewer template for CVIR, which is embedded in the Editorial Manager system - however, if you'd like to access the reviewer template directly, you can download it here.

In case you have any questions, you can always reach out to the CVIR Editorial Office at!

Reviewer Workshop January 2023

The reviewer workshop in January again simulated the peer-review experience in CVIR. The participants could choose from 2 papers to review and submit their comments in advance via Editorial Manager, the manuscript submission and peer-review software used by the journal.


At the workshop itself, CVIR Editor-in-Chief Klaus Hausegger gave a brief overview of the peer-review process and some tips and tricks and CVIR Editors Julien Garnon and Bien Soo Tan went over each paper and gave their feedback on the peer-review comments.

Speaker information

Dr. Julien Garnon,

CVIR Section Editor, Musculoskeletal

Prof. Klaus Hausegger,
CVIR Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Bien Soo Tan,
CVIR Regional Editor

CVIR Reviewer Workshop: May 2022

The goal of this workshop was to simulate the peer-review process for CVIR, including submitting a reviewer report via Editorial Manager for one of two example papers in advance of the workshop.

How does it work?

1. Register for the workshop

2. Reviewers are set up in Editorial Manager if they don't have an account already

2. Reviewers are assigned both example papers - they decide which one to review, but it is to your advantage to read both papers, as both will be discussed in the workshop

3. Reviewers have 2 weeks to submit their review


On May 4, reviewers were joined CVIR Editor-in-Chief Klaus Hausegger and CVIR Editors Tiago Bilhim, Miltos Krokidis, and Bien Soo Tan and had a lively discussion about the peer review comments and discuss their thoughts on the papers from their perspective.

CVIR Reviewer Workshop December 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 video recordings of the presentations - see below.


We hope to see you at the next workshop for reviewers in May 2022! Keep an eye out for more information on this web page.

Speaker presentations

Presentation on the Editor Perspective

Section Editor for Embolisation Dr. Tiago Bilhim  presented on what editors look for in a good review and why reviewing is beneficial - not only for the journal or fellow researchers, but for yourself and your professional development!

Presentations from the Perspective of CVIR's Top Reviewers

Dr. Ali Alsafi has been recognised for his stellar reviewing, and has won the award for Outstanding Service to the Journal for the Most Reviews Carried Out in both 2018 and 2020.


We were honored to have him give us his perspective and approach on reviewing and also for outlining for new reviewers how to navigate Editorial Manager.

Prof. Dr. Marco Das is a CVIR Editorial Board Member and winner of the award for Outstanding Service to the Journal for the Most Reviews Carried Out in 2020.


We are incredibly grateful for his participation in the workshop. He outlines his step-by-step strategy for reviewing for CVIR, which gives viewers a helpful guide for how they can approach their own reviews.

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
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB