Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
General Radiology - Original Article

The fate of abstracts presented at Turkish national radiology congresses in 2010-2012


Department of Radiology, Afyon Kocatepe University School of Medicine, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Hitit University Training and Research Hospital, Corum, Turkey


Department of Internal Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University School of Medicine, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2015; 21: 322-326
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2015.14451
Read: 615 Downloads: 166 Published: 03 September 2019



This study aims to evaluate the analysis and publication rates of abstracts presented at the Turkish National Radiology meetings in 2010–2012.



Abstracts presented in the national radiology meetings of 2010, 2011, and 2012 were included in the study. The presentations were classified according to presentation type (oral or poster presentations), study type, study design, imaged organ or body systems, imaging modalities, time interval between the presentation and the publication date, and the journal in which the article was published. The conversion rate of presentations into full-text articles in peer-reviewed journals were surveyed through PubMed. The time from presentation in the meetings to publication was determined. The distribution of journals was also demonstrated.



The total number of presentations submitted in three national radiology meetings was 3,192. The publication rate was 11% for the 2010 meeting, 8.2% for the 2011 meeting, and 9.6% for the 2012 meeting. A total of 300 papers were published, with an average of 15 months (range, 0–42 months) between presentation and final publication. The first three refereed international journals with the most number of papers derived from these meetings were Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Imaging, and European Journal of Radiology.



The overall publication rate of scientific abstracts from Turkey was lower than those from overseas countries. Encouraging the authors to conduct higher-quality research would raise the publication rate as well as improve the quality and success of our scientific meetings.

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