Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 55 - 60 2015-07-04

An analysis of publications related to emergency medicine originating from Turkey

Mahmut Firat Kaynak [1] , Zulfi Engindeniz [2] , Sibel Gafurogullari [3] , Esra Askin Bas [4] , Mümin Karaali [5] , Nizameddin Koca [6] , Ismail Altintop [7]

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Objective. Aim of this study was to examine the publications of the Turkish emergency medicine clinics in the journals indexed in Index Medicus between January 1st, 1994 and December 31st, 2013 thus, to demonstrate the level of scientific productivity within the 2 decades after the establishment of emergency medicine as a specialty. Method. A pubmed search was performed using “emergency medicine” and “Turkey” entries in the affiliation part and covering the dates January 1 1994 to December 31 2013. Further search was performed in the ISI web of knowledge website to find out whether the journals were indexed in SCI or SCI-Expanded lists. Number of citations were found by using Google Scholar. Publications with a first name from clinics other than emergency medicine was not included in the study. Results. 719 articles were published in 204 journals within the 20 years. 86% of the articles were originated from university hospitals. 10.6% from research and education hospitals and 3.5% from second level hospitals (state and private). 38.1% of the articles were prospective clinical studies, 16.8% were retrospective clinical studies, 9.2% were experimental animal studies and 7% were review articles. Studies were commonly published in Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (n=85, 11.8%), American Journal of Emergency Medicine (n=85, 11.8%), and Emergency Medicine Journal (n=85, 11.8%). Mean number of articles published annually was 35.9 articles/year. Akdeniz University published 7.5% of the articles, Dokuz Eylul University published 7.2% and Karadeniz Technical University 4.9% of the articles. Conclusion. Number of publications in the field emergency medicine from our country are increasing with time. Studies analyzing the quality of the publications will be guiding for the researchers.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Author: Mahmut Firat Kaynak
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Sevket Yilmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Author: Zulfi Engindeniz
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Sevket Yilmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Author: Sibel Gafurogullari
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Sevket Yilmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Author: Esra Askin Bas
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Sevket Yilmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa

Author: Mümin Karaali
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Sevket Yilmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Author: Nizameddin Koca
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, Cekirge State Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Author: Ismail Altintop
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri
Country: Turkey


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