Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1997; 25(4): 227-235
Turkish INternational Medical Publication Output Continues to Grow Fast in 1995/1996
With the purpose of assessing the progress of the output of medical publications originating from Turkey, these were identified from the Science Citation Index compact disks SCI CD-ROM 1995 and 1996. A weighted credit system was utilized for items published jointly with a foreign or a nonmedical Turkish institution. A total of 1019 and 1260 publications were traced in the two years, respectively, which comprised 471 and 756 articles, reviews and editorials. These increases corresponded to a very fast growth of roughly doubling within two years, a trend which had emerged since 1988 and which led to a rise to 4.3 per mille of Turkey's share of world medical publication output. Following observations bolstered the nature of the progress: a stronger rise in the number of full-texed articles, extension of similar progress to medical basic sciences, rise of share of institutions in Izmir and smaller cities in Anatolia as well as of non-university hospitals. A total of 70 articles had been published in the field of cardiovascular medicine in 1995 and '96, a prominent surge which represented a world share of 3-4 per mille.
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Altan ONAT. Turkish INternational Medical Publication Output Continues to Grow Fast in 1995/1996. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1997; 25(4): 227-235