Turkey's Publications in Cardiovascular Medicine Declined in 2004 [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2005; 33(1): 17-27

Turkey's Publications in Cardiovascular Medicine Declined in 2004

Altan ONAT1

The progress of the output of publications in cardiovascular medicine originating from Turkey's institutions was evaluated by identifying them in the Web of Science. Articles in full-text contained in source publications of Science Citation Index CD Edition alone were taken into consideration, excluding meeting abstracts and letters to the editor. A weighted credit system was utilized for items published jointly with a foreign or a noncardiological Turkish institution. In sum, 106 articles and reviews were identified which represented a drop by 12% over the previous year. Turkey's share of world output in cardiovascular publications also declined from 7.8 to 6.8 per mille. While cardiovascular surgery registered a peak with 35 articles, it was adult (68 articles) and pediatric (3 articles) cardiology that exhibited declines. The median impact factor of source publications used by Turkish cardiologists remained at 1.22 as in the preceding year. Turkey's Advanced Specialty Hospital, S. Ersek Surgical Center and medical faculties in Anatolia performed well this year; by contrast, the decrease in publications may be ascribed to certain centers in Ankara and Izmir. The regulation for academic promotion, in effect for the past 3 years, was also responsible by leading to a preference of submission to journals having a low impact factor; such articles were excluded from this analysis.

Keywords: Turkey's cardiovascular publications, impact factor

How to cite this article
Altan ONAT. Turkey's Publications in Cardiovascular Medicine Declined in 2004. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2005; 33(1): 17-27
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