The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2015 , Vol 57 , Num 2
Scientific Publications in Pediatrics over the Last Ten Years in Turkey and Worldwide
Department of Pediatrics, 1Etimesgut Military Hospital, Ankara, 2Gülhane Military Medical Academy and Medical Faculty, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
In keeping with the large area of interest comprised within the field of pediatrics, the number and diversity of publications in this field has gradually increased over the last ten years in our country as well as worldwide. The objective of this paper is to offer an analysis of the status of pediatrics publications during those ten years. The publications analyzed were listed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science and/or published in journals included in the Science Citation Index, the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index. All of these publications appeared in journals in which at least one pediatrics specialist published between the years 2004 and 2013. It may be seen that Turkey is in fifth place worldwide in terms of the number of studies published in these journals, with 6,134 such publications. The conclusion is that it is necessary for more Turkish studies to be multicenter, to involve international participation and to receive more citations; importance must be attached to the objective of transforming of the knowledge produced by Turkish researchers into a greater number of publications of increased quality. Keywords : pediatrics publications, Turkey, world, last ten years.
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