March 9, 2014
Notes: Almenar, Luis
Zunzunegui, Jose Luis
Carrasco, Jose Ignacio
Gomez-Doblas, Juan Jose
Subirana, M Teresa
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2013 Apr;66(4):290-7. doi: 10.1016/j.recesp.2012.10.022. Epub 2013 Jan 12.
Author Address: Unidad de Insuficiencia Cardiaca y Trasplante, Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, Valencia, Espana. Electronic address: email@example.com.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 544Author: Alonso-Arroyo, A., Aleixandre-Benavent, R., Vidal-Infer, A., Anguita-Sanchez, M., Chorro-Gasco, F. J., Bolanos-Pizarro, M., Castello-Cogollos, L., Navarro-Molina, C., Valderrama-Zurian, J. C. and en colaboracion con el Comite Ejecutivo de la Sociedad Espanola de, Cardiologia
Title: Subsequent Full Publication of Abstracts Presented in the Annual Meetings of the Spanish Society of Cardiology
Journal: Rev Esp Cardiol
Short Title: Subsequent Full Publication of Abstracts Presented in the Annual Meetings of the Spanish Society of Cardiology
Alternate Journal: Revista espanola de cardiologia
ISSN: 1579-2242 (Electronic)
Original Publication: Publicaciones derivadas de las comunicaciones a los congresos anuales de la Sociedad Espanola de Cardiologia.
Accession Number: 24012212
Abstract: INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The Spanish Society of Cardiology holds an annual national meeting with a large number of presentations but the number of full-text publications resulting from these presentations and the journals accepting these manuscripts is unknown. This study aimed to identify the full-text publication rate of accepted abstracts and to analyze the bibliometric features of subsequent publications. METHODS: We randomly selected a sample of 300 oral presentations at the meetings of the Spanish Society of Cardiology in 2002, 2005 and 2008. Subsequent publications were identified through the Science Citation Index-Expanded, Scopus, Indice Medico Espanol, and Indice Bibliografico Espanol en Ciencias de la Salud. RESULTS: Of 300 abstracts, 115 resulted in 147 full publications, representing a publication rate of 38.33%. The meeting with the highest publication rate (43%) was held in 2005. The subject category with the highest number of publications was pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease (58.8%). Time to full publication was usually 2 years (30.61%). Articles were published in 57 journals. The journals publishing the highest number of articles were Revista Espanola de Cardiologia (n=55; 37.41%) and the European Heart Journal (n=8; 5.44%). CONCLUSIONS: The high percentage of articles published in the upper half of journals listed in Journal Citation Reports under the category of Cardiac and Cardiovascular System (83%) can be taken as an objective quality indicator of the results presented at these meetings. However, more than 60% of the abstracts did not result in full publications, thus depriving the scientific community of potentially interesting results. Full English text available from:www.revespcardiol.org/en.