Publication Rates of Presentations at Annual Scientific Meetings of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society
AIM: National and international society meetings are suitable mediums at which diverse research topics from basic, clinical and
translational sciences can be presented to an audience of peers. In this study, our purpose was to evaluate publication rates of
presentations in the last recent four years" annual scientific meetings of Turkish Neurosurgical Society (TNS).
MATERIAL and METHODS: Abstracts of both podium and poster presentations were retrieved from the congress booklets of TNS.
Study timeline included TNS annual scientific meetings of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Abstract titles and author names of the
abstracts were searched in Pubmed/MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases.
RESULTS: In total, 3105 presentations to an audience took place in the annual scientific meetings of TNS organized between
2011 and 2014. Acceptance rate of these studies by peer-reviewed scientific journals was 326 (10.5%). In sub-analysis, there were
2408 electronic posters (148 accepted, 6.1%), 195 poster presentations with discussion (44 accepted, 22.6%), and 502 podium
presentations (134 accepted, 26.7%).
CONCLUSION: Acceptance rate of podium presentations in annual scientific meeting of TNS is at comparable levels with similar
organizations on the world. However, the rate is lower for poster presentations.