CVIR turns 40

Established in 1978, CVIR is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. 


Celebrate with us and join us at the CVIR Events in at CIRE 2018 in Lisbon!


Anniversary CVIR Reception

Inviting all CVIR reviewers, authors and editors to

Saturday, 22nd September 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Room 1.10, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa


CVIR Photo Competition

Enter for a chance to win tickets for the CIRSE 2018 Dinner & Farewell Party and Springer vouchers.

All you have to do is:

  1. Stop by the CVIR photo booth at CIRSE 2018
  2. Take a funny photo which will be automatically uploaded to CVIR Facebook’s page
  3. Visit to find your photo and tag yourself
  4. Collect likes, the more likes your photo gets the more chances you have to win!


The photos with the most likes will win the prizes. Winner will be announced on Tuesday noon.

Smile and good luck!



Editor's Choice: September 2018 issue

In September, Prof. Hausegger picked the following three outstanding articles:

1. "Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for Postoperative Bleeding Following Abdominal Surgery" by Chatani, S., Inoue, A., Ohta, S. et al.

Description: Save the surgeon! Embolization appear very effective even for haemodynamically unstable patients that bleed after abdominal surgery and demonstrated by this single centre study from Japan.

Read the article here.

2. "Trans Arterial Embolization of Non-variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Is the Use of Ethylene–Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer as Safe as Coils?" by Tipaldi, M.A., Orgera, G., Krokidis, M. et al.

Description: Not sure about using Onyx for upper GI bleeding? This comparative study reveals Onyx offers similar results to coils and with even less complication!

Read the article here.

3. "Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for Bleeding Peptic Ulcers: A Multicenter Study" by Spiliopoulos, S., Inchingolo, R., Lucatelli, P. et al.

Description: When endoscopy fails embolization is the best alternative option for bleeding peptic ulcer as demonstrated from this multicentrestudy. A variety of embolic material may be combined from the IR armamentarium with similar results.

Read the article here.



Distinguished Reviewers 2017

CVIR would like to extend its appreciation to all reviewers for providing their expertise and indispensable contributions throughout 2017. Reviewers are instrumental in maintaining and enhancing the high quality of articles published in our journal. We look forward to future contributions. Once again, thank you!

  • Kyung Cho    
  • Mohamad Hamady    
  • Julian Dyer    
  • Yasuaki Arai    
  • Siddharth Padia    
  • Shiro Miyayama    
  • Panagiotis Kitrou    
  • Mehran Midia    
  • Dimitrios Filippiadis
  • Akira Naito



CVIR manuscript processing time

When you, as the author, are done submitting your manuscript, this is where our work starts.

Behind the scene and the complexity of our manuscript submission system Editorial Manager there is a whole world of reviewing, editorial processing and decision making that exists parallel to the real world. Editorial process is complex and it is different from journal to journal. Editorial office works like a bee hive, with every bee having a respective task in the organisation in order to get the work done as fast and effective as possible.

Well, our editorial bees - Section Editors, Regional Editors, Editorial Board members and the Editor in Chief - have been very hard-working in 2017, and together they managed to cut the manuscript processing time and do not let you wait for too long for a decision on your submitted paper.

We are proud to announce the new time
from manuscript submission to first Editor's decision: 26,6 days.



New CVIR Editorial Board 

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. 



New Editor-in-Chief of CVIR as of 1st September 2017

Prof. Klaus Hausegger (Klagenfurt/AT) has been choosen 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. Klaus 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 Chairman of the Committee for two terms.

The new Editor-in-Chief has 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 the last 14 years.

Read Prof. Vorwerk's farewell Editorial in the CVIR September issue!



CVIR's New Manuscript Management System

CVIR is dedicated to continually improving the manuscript submission 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 when necessary.

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