JVS editors outline successes of past year

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Submissions to the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) publications have skyrocketed over the course of 2020, increasing 78% thus far this year. Part of the increase is due to a surge in COVID-19 manuscripts, which accounted for 12% of the submissions, editor-in-chief Peter Gloviczki, MD, said during the report on the publications during the second SVS Annual Business Meeting on June 20.

JVS fast-tracked the accepted COVID-19 manuscripts (54% have been accepted) and made them freely available online.

During the past year, JVS also created separate websites for each journal, to streamline the submission process and allow authors to submit directly to their publication of choice. Publications include JVS, JVS: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVS-VL), JVS Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques (CIT) and JVS Vascular Science (online only).

Gloviczki said JVS has become much more selective, accepting only 28% of abstracts, a major drop from the 48% rate for last year. Submissions also are increasing to JVS-VL, reflected in the 40% acceptance rate, down from 53%. In addition, JVS Vascular Science launched in 2020 and is, he said, “off to a really great start.”

New programs also have been added, he said, including the Audible Bleeding podcast, with an average of 1,000 listeners.

Manuscripts have been flowing into JVS

Senior editor Peter Lawrence, MD, then presented several awards for outstanding achievement. “Great reviewers are the lifeblood of any journal and we believe we have some of the best,” said Lawrence, in naming the “best reviewer” awards. “New reviewers are so important to the continued health of our journals.”

Best new reviewers

  • JVS: Gregory A. Magee, MD; University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • JVS-VL: Alessandra Puggioni, MD; Scottsdale Vascular Services, Arizona

Best reviewers

  • JVS: Ravi R. Rajani MD; Emory University, Atlanta
  • JVS-VL: Anil P. Hingorani, MD; NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York City

Most cited papers in 2019 (published in 2018 and last year)

  • JVS: “The Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines on the care of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm,” by Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, and co-authors Ronald L. Dalman, MD; Mark K. Eskandari, MD;  Benjamin M. Jackson, MD;  W. Anthony Lee, MD; M. Ashraf Mansour, MD; Tara M. Mastracci, MD; Matthew Mell, MD;  M. Hassan Murad, MD; Louis L. Nguyen, MD; Gustavo S. Oderich, MD; Madhukar S. Patel, MD; Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD; and Benjamin W. Starnes, MD.
  • JVS-VL: “Venography versus intravascular ultrasound for diagnosing and treating iliofemoral vein obstruction,” by Paul Gagne, MD; and co-authors Robert W. Tahara, MD; Carl P. Fastabend, MD; Lukasz Dzieciuchowicz, MD; William Marston, MD; Suresh Vedantham, MD; Windsor Ting, MD; and Mark D. Iafrati, MD.

Editor of the Year Award

  • Thomas Forbes, M.D.; University of Toronto, Toronto

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