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  About the Society
The International Union of Angiology (IUA) (https://www.angiology.org/) is a society for vascular biology, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, endovascular interventions and phlebology. The IUA provides a focus for scientific endeavours across the complete spectrum of arterial, venous and lymphatic disorders, which are represented by the blue, yellow, and red rings of the IUA logo.
The Mission of the IUA is to:
  • stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge across the entire field of angiology at an international level.
  • facilitate the propagation of new developments in angiology through the organisation of congresses, national and international meetings, seminars, workshops.
  • promote research worldwide with establishment of committees and commissions to support the various activities related to the study of all aspects of arterial, venous and lymphatic disorders.
  • provide a 'World Vascular Forum' for researchers and clinicians from all countries across the globe to come together to share their scientific knowledge and experiences in angiology.
  About the Journal

Vascular Investigation and Therapy, official publication of International Union of Angiology, European Venous Forum and Beijing Hua Yan Strategic Alliance of Technology Industry Innovation for Vascular Disease Diagnosis and treatment; is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal. The journal's full text is available online at vitonline.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, Chemical Abstracts Service, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Ovid

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of vascular field,including the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the vascular related diseases, as well as related molecular and cell biology, genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, interventional radiology and cardiovascular ultrasound and allied techniques. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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