Turkish Neurosurgery 2017 , Vol 27 , Num 1
Publication Rates of Presentations at Annual Scientific Meetings of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society
Murat Sakir EKSI1,Sumeyye Coruh KAPLAN2,Baran YILMAZ3,Akin AKAKIN3, Zafer Orkun TOKTAS3,Deniz KONYA3,Turker KILIC3
1University of California, Department of Orthopedic Surgery-Spine Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
2Bismil State Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Diyarbakır, Turkey
3Bahceşehir University, Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.14862-15.1 AIM: National and international society meetings are suitable mediums at which diverse research topics from basic, clinical and translational sciences can be presented to an audience of peers. In this study, our purpose was to evaluate publication rates of presentations in the last recent four years" annual scientific meetings of Turkish Neurosurgical Society (TNS).

MATERIAL and METHODS: Abstracts of both podium and poster presentations were retrieved from the congress booklets of TNS. Study timeline included TNS annual scientific meetings of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Abstract titles and author names of the abstracts were searched in Pubmed/MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases.

RESULTS: In total, 3105 presentations to an audience took place in the annual scientific meetings of TNS organized between 2011 and 2014. Acceptance rate of these studies by peer-reviewed scientific journals was 326 (10.5%). In sub-analysis, there were 2408 electronic posters (148 accepted, 6.1%), 195 poster presentations with discussion (44 accepted, 22.6%), and 502 podium presentations (134 accepted, 26.7%).

CONCLUSION: Acceptance rate of podium presentations in annual scientific meeting of TNS is at comparable levels with similar organizations on the world. However, the rate is lower for poster presentations. Keywords : Abstract, Podium presentation, Poster presentation, Publication, Peer-review

Corresponding author : Murat Sakir EKSI, muratsakireksi@gmail.com