Greetings from Your New Editor-in-Chief
Ó Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2017
Dear Readers, Authors and Colleagues:
It is my privilege and honor to follow Prof. Dierk Vorwerk as the Editor-in-Chief for Cardiovascular and Interventional
Radiology. Prof. Vorwerk has been in this position for more than 14 years, during which time he has performed a fantastic
job in bringing about improvements to the day-to-day running and overall proﬁle of our scientiﬁc journal.
It is therefore not only an honor but also a big challenge to follow him in this role! In his farewell article, which you may
have just read, Dierk says that the Editor-in Chief role is the worst job by which to make good friends, since the Editor-in-
Chief may disappoint many authors whose manuscripts have been denied. Authors may even think that their contributions
were not well perceived. Now and then, everybody who wants to publish a scientiﬁc paper is confronted with such a
situation in his academic career; myself included. Nevertheless, even if I cannot guarantee that a manuscript will be
accepted for publication, I encourage all authors to submit your scientiﬁc work in the ﬁeld of IR to our journal. I will ensure
a fair, unbiased, and timely reviewing process.
The primary task of any Editor-in-Chief is to serve the readers by publishing scientiﬁcally sound and valid information,
and readers rely on the fact that the material published in CVIR has undergone a rigorous review process. Since we are all
ﬂooded with information these days, from countless and often unexpected e-mails, IMs, texts and online posts, it is of the
utmost importance that such a prestigious and high-ranking journal as Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology holds
the highest standards in scientiﬁc soundness, quality and integrity.
Throughout this process, the role of our reviewers cannot be emphasized strongly enough. My team and I will depend
heavily on the voluntary contribution of reviewers; their contribution is a necessary factor in editing and publishing a
proﬁcient and successful scientiﬁc journal. At this point, I want to thank all of our reviewers in advance and hope that you
will continue to support our journal and me with the same dedication and vigor as you have for Dierk.
My goal will be to continue publishing the latest research in the ﬁeld of interventional radiology and related disciplines
in our journal. Continuing to publish good science will positively inﬂuence the impact factor (IF). By maintaining or even
increasing the IF, the journal will become even more attractive to both readers and authors alike. However, not everything
should be about the IF. Good service for the readership also includes dealing with down-to-earth, everyday problems,
practical issues, and education, which may not be immediately addressed in highly cited scientiﬁc articles, but rather
through review articles and editorials. These types of manuscripts will continue to ﬁnd their well-deserved place in CVIR.
In September 2017, I will have taken over a well-established, prestigious journal that has been structured by Prof.
Vorwerk. Being an Associate Editor for the last twelve months, I have already had the opportunity to experience the ups
and downs of an Editor’s life! Dierk has introduced me into the new role with much patience—a big thank-you for that! My
& Klaus Hausegger
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Klinikum Klagenfurt, Feschnigstrasse 11, Klagenfurt 9020, Austria
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2017) 40:1302–1303