Publication Rates and Citation Analysis of Oral and Poster Presentations at the First Congress of the Society of Urological Surgery in Turkiye
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Objective: Publications of congress presentations (oral/poster) contribute to the literature by creating new information. In this study, we examined the publication rate of poster and oral presentations at the 1st Congress of the Society of Urological Surgery in Turkiye held in 2012. Materials and Methods: We investigated the congress booklet belonging to the 1st Congress of the Society of Urological Surgery in Turkiye held in 3-7 October 2012. We investigated the publication rates of 176 poster and 103 oral presentations under the headings of uro-oncology, andrology, pediatric urology, endourology, transplantation, continence and other by searching the PubMed and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) databases. Results: Of the 176 poster and 103 oral presentations, 79 (28.3%) were subsequently published. The publication rate in journals included in the SCI-E was 24.3%. While 33% of oral presentations were published, 25.5% of poster presentations became publications and this difference was not found to be statistically significant (p= 0.48). The mean duration from presentation to publication was 21.1 months. Conclusion: The publication rate of presentations at the 1st Congress of the Society of Urological Surgery in Turkiye was higher than in most national congresses in different disciplines, but lower than many international congresses in the field of urology. Future studies investigating congress data from several consecutive years will provide clearer results.