Turkish Neurosurgery
Turkish Contribution to Journal of Neurosurgery and to Acta Neurochirurgica
Nur Altınörs1, Serhat Cömert1, Erkin Sönmez1, Faruk Altınel1
1BAŞKENT UNIVERSITY, NEUROSURGERY, ANKARA,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.17064-16.1

AIM:The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of Turkish scientists to four journals published by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group and to Acta Neurochirurgica(AN) and to its Supplement (ANS). MATERIALS and METHODS: We reviewed every issue of those journals to December 2015 for the total number of articles , articles produced from studies done entirely in Turkey and for publications overseas coauthored by the Turkish scientists using the websites of these journals. Citations were searched using “Web of Science” and “Google Scholar”. RESULTS: Total number of articles published were 19822 for JNS, 3227 for JNS Spine, 2526 for JNS Pediatrics and 2997 for Neurosurgical Focus. Turkish contribution was 556 articles. 337 ( 60.61 %) articles were products of studies performed entirely in Turkey, while 219 ( 39.38 %) articles came from overseas coauthored by Turkish scientists. Overall contribution was 1.94 % . Total of 6469 articles were published in AN. 340 papers were studies performed entirely in Turkey. Turkish scientists working overseas coauthored 37 articles. Total contribution was 377 articles ( 5.82 %) . 4134 papers had been published in ANS. Contribution was 69 articles (1.66 %). CONCLUSIONS: Turkish contribution to these journals have started late, the gap has been compensated with publications in the last two decades. Manuscripts of higher scientific level with greater number of citations are needed.

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