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A Comprehensive Evaluation of Abstracts from National Cardiology Congresses Based on the 2016 Academic Criteria [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2023; 51(8): 523-530 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2023.69226

A Comprehensive Evaluation of Abstracts from National Cardiology Congresses Based on the 2016 Academic Criteria

Ahmet Güner1, Ezgi Gültekin Güner1, Macit Kalçık2, Cemalettin Akman1, Serkan Kahraman1, Emrah Bayam3, Semih Kalkan3, Mahmut Yesin4, Koray Çiloğlu1, Kaan Gökçe1, Fatih Uzun1, Abdullah Doğan1, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy5, Mehmet Ertürk1, Sabahattin Gündüz6, Mehmet Özkan7
1Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hitit University, Çorum, Türkiye
3Department of Cardiology, Koşuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
4Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, Türkiye
5Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Türkiye
6Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Türkiye
7Faculty of Health Sciences, Ardahan University, Ardahan, Türkiye


OBJECTIVE
This study aims to describe the effects of the new academic criteria, established in 2016, on the abstracts presented at the National Congress of the Turkish Society of Cardiology (NCTSC).


METHODS
Abstracts from 13 consecutive annual congresses were reviewed. A literature search using PubMed, Google Scholar, and Web of Science databases determined if an abstract was later published in a scientific journal. Abstracts was divided into two time groups based on 2016 academic criteria: Group 1 contained 4,828 abstracts accepted for NCTSC from 2009 to 2016, and Group 2 had 2,284 abstracts accepted for NCTSC from 2017 to 2021.


RESULTS
Between 2009-2021, 7,112 abstracts were accepted into the NCTSC scientific program. Group 2 exhibited a lower publication rate (43.2 vs. 23.9%, P < 0.001), fewer authors [7 (5-9) vs. 4 (3-6), P < 0.001], and a reduced rate of original investigations (72.3% vs. 56.5%, P < 0.001) compared to Group 1. Concerning the quality metrics of journals where the abstracts were published, Group 2 had a lower impact factor (0.59 ± 1.71 vs. 0.26 ± 1.09, P < 0.001), decreased presence in the science citation index or science citation index-expanded indices (70.4% vs. 57.9%, P < 0.001), and a smaller representation in the second or third quartile (24.2% vs. 16.1%, P < 0.001) than Group 1. Being in Group 1, oral presentations, original investigations, and cardiac imaging were identified as independent predictors for subsequent publication in scientific journals.


CONCLUSION
The study reveals that the 2016 academic criteria negatively impacted the publication processes of abstracts accepted at NCTSCs.

Keywords: Abstract, academic journal, impact factor, publication, Turkish Society of Cardiology

How to cite this article
Ahmet Güner, Ezgi Gültekin Güner, Macit Kalçık, Cemalettin Akman, Serkan Kahraman, Emrah Bayam, Semih Kalkan, Mahmut Yesin, Koray Çiloğlu, Kaan Gökçe, Fatih Uzun, Abdullah Doğan, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Mehmet Ertürk, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Özkan. A Comprehensive Evaluation of Abstracts from National Cardiology Congresses Based on the 2016 Academic Criteria. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2023; 51(8): 523-530

Corresponding Author: Ahmet Güner, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English


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