Article Data

  • Views 608
  • Dowloads 186

Original Research

Open Access

Factors associated with successful publication of research abstracts presented at the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists annual meetings 2015-2017: a bibliometric analysis

  • Yuko Ono1,2
  • Masafumi Saito1
  • Chiaki Shinohara3
  • Kazuaki Shinohara2
  • Shigeaki Inoue1
  • Joji Kotani1

1Department of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0017, Japan

2Department of Anesthesiology, Ohta General Hospital Foundation, Ohta Nishinouchi Hospital, 2-5-20 Nishinouchi, Koriyama, Fukushima 963-8558, Japan

3Library for Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Kobe University, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0017, Japan

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.036 Vol.17,Issue 3,May 2021 pp.85-94

Submitted: 16 January 2021 Accepted: 04 February 2021

Published: 08 May 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Yuko Ono E-mail: windmill@people.kobe-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Background: Publication in a scientific journal is the desired outcome of the research cycle. However, previous anesthesiology research has not thoroughly examined factors predictive of subsequent publication after a meeting presentation. We aimed to assess the rate of peer-reviewed publication of abstracts presented at the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) annual meetings and identify factors associated with successful publication.

Methods: This study included all abstracts presented at JSA meetings from 2015 to 2017. The outcome of interest was subsequent publication of abstracts in journals included in the MEDLINE database within 36 months after presentation. Differences between published and non-published abstracts were evaluated.

Results: Among the 2,418 eligible abstracts, 487 were published within 3 years (publication rate, 20.1%). Multivariable logistic regression analysis showed that factors independently associated with subsequent publication were: presentation style (poster discussions: adjusted odds ratios (AOR) 1.70, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.31-2.20; excellent abstracts: AOR 2.82, 95% CI 1.98-4.01); basic research (AOR 4.39, 95%CI 3.23-5.96), male first author (AOR 1.41, 95% CI 1.09-1.81); region (Kansai: AOR 2.16, 95% CI 1.57-2.99; abroad: AOR 4.57, 95% CI 2.58-8.09); facility characteristics (private university: AOR 3.97, 95% CI 2.60-6.08; public university: AOR 3.53, 95%CI 2.35-5.30; medical company: AOR 16.70, 95% CI 3.75-74.46); and number of collaborating facilities (two: AOR 1.50, 95% CI 1.15-1.97; three: AOR 1.83, 95% CI 1.23-2.73; four: AOR 2.40, 95% CI 1.27-4.54).

Conclusions: Approximately one-fifth of abstracts presented at JSA meetings are published in peer-reviewed journals within 3 years. Factors independently associated with subsequent full publication are presentation style, basic research, male gender, specific region, affiliation characteristics, and number of collaborating facilities. Our data should stimulate further studies that elucidate ways to assist the full publication process of meeting abstracts.


Keywords

Abstract publication rate; Academic conference; Bibliometric analysis; Gender gap; MEDLINE database


Cite and Share

Yuko Ono,Masafumi Saito,Chiaki Shinohara,Kazuaki Shinohara,Shigeaki Inoue,Joji Kotani. Factors associated with successful publication of research abstracts presented at the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists annual meetings 2015-2017: a bibliometric analysis. Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(3);85-94.

References

[1] Petticrew M, Gilbody S, Song F. Lost information? The fate of papers presented at the 40th society for Social Medicine Conference. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 1999; 53: 442-443.

[2] Stolk P, Egberts ACG, Leufkens HGM. Fate of abstracts presented at five International Conferences on Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE): 1995-1999. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2002; 11: 105-111.

[3] Autorino R, Quarto G, Di Lorenzo G, De Sio M, Damiano R. Are abstracts presented at the EAU meeting followed by publication in peer-reviewed journals? A critical analysis. European Urology. 2007; 51: 833-840.

[4] Scherer RW, Meerpohl JJ, Pfeifer N, Schmucker C, Schwarzer G, von Elm E. Full publication of results initially presented in abstracts. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018; 11: MR000005.

[5] Çekmecelioğlu BT, Kozanhan B, Eren G. Publication rate of abstracts orally presented at the Turkish Society of Anaesthesiology and Rean-imation National Congresses. Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. 2019; 47: 151-157.

[6] Gerlach B, Shah AM, Lee MT, Wong CA, Sullivan JT, Toledo P. Publication rate of abstracts presented at the society for obstetric anesthesia and perinatology annual meetings 2010-2014. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2017; 124: 887-889.

[7] Chong SW, Collins NF, Wu CY, Liskaser GM, Peyton PJ. The relationship between study findings and publication outcome in anesthesia research: a retrospective observational study examining publication bias. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2016; 63: 682-690.

[8] Toledo P, McLean S, Duce L, Wong CA, Schubert A, Ward DS. Evaluation of the foundation for anesthesia education and research medical student anesthesia research fellowship program participants’ scholarly activity and career choices. Anesthesiology. 2016; 124: 1168-1173.

[9] Tyagi A, Chugh V, Kumar S, Sethi A. Presentation of research in anesthesia: culmination into publication? Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology. 2013; 29: 216-220.

[10] Meininger D, Bück M, Bohlmann S, Weber CF, Strouhal U, Ihlow K, et al. Gone with the wind or... Fate of scientific articles presented at large anesthesia congresses-an update. Der Anaesthesist. 2011; 60: 118-124.(In German)

[11] Castillo J, Garcia-Guasch R, Cifuentes I. Fate of abstracts from the Paris 1995 European Society of Anaesthesiologists meeting. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2002; 19: 888-893.

[12] Yentis SM, Campbell FA, Lerman J. Publication of abstracts presented at anaesthesia meetings. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. 1993; 40: 632-634.

[13] Meranze J, Ellison N, Greenhow DE. Publications resulting from anesthesia meeting abstracts. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1982; 61: 445-448.

[14] Hirota K. Anesthesia research in Japan: seeds of recovery and the role of the Journal of Anesthesia. Journal of Anesthesia. 2017; 31: 803-805.

[15] Hirota K. Launch of JA Clinical Reports. Anesthesia research crisis in Japan. Journal of Anesthesia. 2015; 29: 161-163.

[16] Hirota K. A worrying decline in anesthesia journal publications from Japan. Journal of Anesthesia. 2013; 27: 323-324.

[17] Hirota K. The present crisis of the publication activity in anesthesia research in Japan and its countermeasure. Masui. 2015; 64: 17-29. (In Japanese)

[18] Li Z, Qiu L, Wu F, Yang L, Sun Y, Yu W. Scientific publications in anesthesiology journals from East Asia: a 10-year survey of the literature. Journal of Anesthesia. 2011; 25: 257-262.

[19] Scherer RW, Langenberg P, von Elm E. Full publication of results initially presented in abstracts. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018; 11: MR000005.

[20] Walby A, Kelly AM, Georgakas C. Abstract to publication ratio for papers presented at scientific meetings: how does emergency medicine compare? Emergency Medicine. 2001; 13: 460-464.

[21] Macmillan CD, Moore AK, Cook RJ, Pedley DK. Abstract-to-publication ratio for papers presented at scientific meetings: a quality marker for UK emergency medicine research. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2007; 24: 425- 426.

[22] Miguel-Dasit A, Martí-Bonmatí L, Sanfeliu P, Aleixandre R. Scientific papers presented at the European Congress of Radiology 2000: publi-cation rates and characteristics during the period 2000-2004. European Radiology. 2006; 16: 445-450.

[23] DeMola PM, Hill DL, Rogers K, Abboud JA. Publication rate of abstracts presented at the shoulder and elbow session of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2009; 467: 1629-1633.

[24] Demailly Z, Brulard G, Selim J, Compère V, Besnier E, Clavier T. Gender differences in professional social media use among anaesthesia researchers. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2020; 124: e178-e184.

[25] Yasukawa K, Nomura K. The division of labor by sex among Japanese physicians. Igaku Kyouiku. 2012; 43: 315-319. (In Japanese)

[26] Ueda T, Setoyama K, Oka S, Yamamoto Y. The Present situation of female anesthesiologists-analysis of questionnaire. Journal of Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia. 2004; 24: 573-578.

[27] Carr PL, Ash AS, Friedman RH, Scaramucci A, Barnett A, Szalacha L, et al. Relation of family responsibilities and gender to the productivity and career satisfaction of medical faculty. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1998; 129: 532.

[28] Yasukawa K, Nomura K. The perception and experience of gender-based discrimination related to professional advancement among Japanese physicians. Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2014; 232: 35-42.

[29] Reed DA, Enders F, Lindor R, McClees M, Lindor KD. Gender differences in academic productivity and leadership appointments of physicians throughout academic careers. Academic Medicine. 2011; 86: 43- 47.

[30] Ono Y, Goto A, Maejima Y, Maruyama I, Suzuki T, Shikama Y, et al. Work-life conflict, gender-based discrimination, and their associations among professionals in a medical university and affiliated hospitals in Japan: a cross-sectional study. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science. 2020; 66: 25-36.

[31] Chatani Y, Nomura K, Horie S, Takemoto K, Takeuchi M, Sasamori Y, et al. Effects of gaps in priorities between ideal and real lives on psychological burnout among academic faculty members at a medical university in Japan: a cross-sectional study. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine. 2017; 22: 32.

[32] Abramo G, D’Angelo CA. The relationship between the number of authors of a publication, its citations and the impact factor of the publishing journal: evidence from Italy. Journal of Informetrics. 2015; 9: 746-761.

[33] Wuchty S, Jones BF, Uzzi B. The increasing dominance of teams in production of knowledge. Science. 2007; 316: 1036-1039.

[34] Larivière V, Gingras Y, Sugimoto CR, Tsou A. Team size matters: collaboration and scientific impact since 1900. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2015; 66: 1323-1332.

[35] Berry E, Kelly S, Hutton J, Harris KM, Smith MA. Identifying studies for systematic reviews. An example from medical imaging. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 2000; 16: 668-672.




Abstracted / indexed in

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) Created as SCI in 1964, Science Citation Index Expanded now indexes over 9,200 of the world’s most impactful journals across 178 scientific disciplines. More than 53 million records and 1.18 billion cited references date back from 1900 to present.

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition aims to evaluate a journal’s value from multiple perspectives including the journal impact factor, descriptive data about a journal’s open access content as well as contributing authors, and provide readers a transparent and publisher-neutral data & statistics information about the journal.

Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource that can quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.

IndexCopernicus The Index Copernicus International (ICI) Journals database’s is an international indexation database of scientific journals. It covered international scientific journals which divided into general information, contents of individual issues, detailed bibliography (references) sections for every publication, as well as full texts of publications in the form of attached files (optional). For now, there are more than 58,000 scientific journals registered at ICI.

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organization established in 2002 and it works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the Foundation are to promote and develop health education and research programs.

Scopus: CiteScore 0.5(2019) Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 Inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.

Embase Embase (often styled EMBASE for Excerpta Medica dataBASE), produced by Elsevier, is a biomedical and pharmacological database of published literature designed to support information managers and pharmacovigilance in complying with the regulatory requirements of a licensed drug.

Submission Turnaround Time

Conferences

Top