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Vascular Specialist International 2021 Report

Suh Min Kim1, Seung-Kee Min2 on behalf of the Vascular Specialist International Editors
1Department of Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, 2Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Greetings! To all Vascular Specialist International (VSI) readers, authors, and reviewers, we truly hope that every member is doing well and is in good health. We appreciate the authors and reviewers for their great contributions to VSI despite the barriers and restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this annual report, we review the accomplishments of the VSI journal in 2021 as we move forward as a premier journal in the field of vascular surgery.

1. WINNERS OF THE REVIEWER AWARDS FOR 2021

Every year, we select three outstanding reviewers who made substantial contributions to Vascular Specialist International. We recognize recent winners of the Reviewer Awards here.

WINNERS OF THE REVIEWER AWARD OF THE YEAR
  Best reviewer Most reviewer Fast reviewer
2021 Yang-Jin Park

Yang-Jin Park

Hyuk Jae Jung

Hyuk Jae Jung

Young Sun Yoo

Young Sun Yoo

2020 Woo Sung Yun

Woo Sung Yun

Suh Min Kim

Suh Min Kim

Jun Gyo Gwon

Jun Gyo Gwon

2019 Hyung-Kee Kim

Hyung-Kee Kim

Shin-Seok Yang

Shin-Seok Yan

In Mok Jung

In Mok Jung

2. NEW POLICIES

Beginning this year, we started a “one-by-one publication” scheme, wherein each article was published online as soon as it was accepted. For example, an article that was numbered as 37:19 indicates that this is the manuscript found in the 37th volume of VSI and the 19th published article of the year. Articles are not assigned page numbers anymore; thus, each publication should be cited with its digital object identifier (DOI). Below the abstract of each article, you can find the said information: “Cite this article; Vasc Specialist Int 2021. https://doi.org/10.5758/vsi.210039”

3. NOVEL WEBSITE HOMEPAGE

We revised the journal website homepage on April 6 this year. The previous interface was designed back in 2013 and was dedicated to ensuring easy access for authors and readers. However, young surgeons want a novel design that is creative and dynamic, and their preference for images and video content is increasing. Therefore, we redesigned the homepage to make it more interesting and enjoyable. Now, we can easily navigate through the website to find the current issues, VSI metrics, and informative video clips.

4. EDITOR WORKSHOPS

We have conducted two workshops for the editors in the past year. The main topic was “peer review.” Education programs and certifications for peer review will begin next year.

5. PUBLICATIONS

1) Articles

2020 2021
36 (1) 36 (2) 36 (3) 36 (4) 37 (1) 37 (2) 37 (3) 37 (4)
Editorial 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Review 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
Original Article 2 5 4 4 3 2 3 3
Case Report 2 2 7 4 4 3 5 8
Technical Note 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Invited Commentary 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Image of Vascular Surgery 2 0 0 2 2 0 3 2
Rapid Communication 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Letter to the Editor 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Total articles/issue 11 11 14 15 11 8 14 14
Citable articles/issue 7 9 12 12 10 7 10 13
Citable articles/volume 40 40

2) Nationality of authors

A 2020
B 2021

*By the nationality of corresponding author, included non-citable articles.

6. MEDALISTS OF BEST ARTICLES

1) Most cited articles (among publications from 2020 to 2021)
Park I, Kim D. Automatic Sclerosant Injection Technique of Mechanochemical Ablation with ClariVein Using a Syringe Pump for the Treatment of Varicose Veins. Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:198-200.
Yang SS, Yun WS. Changes in the Normal Infrarenal Aortic Length and Tortuosity in Elderly People. Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:15-20.
Ahn S, Jo E, Min SK, et al. Predictive Value of Abnormal and Borderline Ankle-Brachial Index for Coronary Re-Intervention and Mortality in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: An Observational Cohort Study. Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:89-95.
2) Most read articles (among publications from 2020 to 2021)
Degheili JA, Malhas H, Yoo TK, et al. A Very Low-Positioned Aortic Bifurcation. Vasc Spec Int 2020;36:112-115.
Ahn S. Adjunctive Procedures for Challenging Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Repair: When Needed and How Effective? Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:7-14.
Shah AC, Ramanujan V, Muralidharan K, et al. Outcomes of Vascular Resection and Reconstruction in Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Bone Tumors. Vasc Specialist Int 2021;37:22-28.
3) Most downloaded articles (among publications from 2020 to 2021)
Cho S, Han A, Ahn S, et al. Directional Atherectomy for Treating In-Stent Restenosis of the Superficial Femoral Artery. Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:136-143.
Chong TT, Yap HY, Tan CS, et al. Use of Paclitaxel Coated Drug Eluting Technology to Improve Central Vein Patency for Haemodialysis Access Circuits: Any Benefit? Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:21-27.
Ahn S. Adjunctive Procedures for Challenging Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Repair: When Needed and How Effective? Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:7-14.

7. OVERALL BEST ARTICLES SINCE 1986

  • 1) Most cited article
    Cho KJ. Carbon Dioxide Angiography: Scientific Principles and Practice. Vasc Specialist Int 2015;31:67-80. (Cited by 46 articles)
  • 2) Most read article
    Park WK, Park KL, Cho YS, et al. Intravascular Epithelioid Angiosarcoma in the Abdominal Aorta Mimicking an Infected Aneurysm. Vasc Spec Int 2019;35:232-236. (Read count 1,073)
  • 3) Most downloaded article
    Yie K. Achenbach Syndrome: A Benign Painful Blue Finger with Tip Sparing. Vasc Specialist Int 2019;35:251-255. (Download count 6,756)

8. CITATION INDEX

  • 1) The Scientific Journal Ranking (SJR) of VSI for 2020 is 0.316 based on the Scopus database.
  • 2) The median impact factor is 0.786 for 2018, 0.754 for 2019, and 0.699 for 2020 based on the Web of Science Core Collection.

Journal Information

Vascular Specialist International
Mar, 2022
Vol.38

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