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Interventional Radiology - Original Article
Publication rates of abstracts presented at major interventional radiology conferences
1 Department of Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  
2 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
3 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Ontario, Canada  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2017; 23: 435-440
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2017.16499

PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the publication rate and factors predictive of publication of oral presentations at the annual meetings of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) and the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).


METHODS: Keywords and authors from oral presentation abstracts at the 2012 CIRSE and SIR annual meetings were used to search PubMed and GoogleScholar for subsequent publication. Logistic regression was performed to identify whether number of authors, country of origin, subject category, methodology, study type, and/or study results were predictive of publication.


RESULTS: A total of 421 abstracts (CIRSE-126, SIR-295) met the inclusion criteria. The overall publication rate across both conferences was 44.9%. Time from conference presentation to publication was 15±8.9 months for CIRSE and 16.3±8.8 months  for SIR (P > 0.05), with a combined time interval of 15.9±8.8 months  for both. The median impact factor of published abstracts was 2.075 (interquartile range, 2.075–2.775) for CIRSE and 2.093 (2.075–2.856) for SIR (P > 0.05). The most common country of origin for published abstracts was Germany (27.1%) at CIRSE and the United States (69%) at SIR. Logistic regression did not identify factors that were predictive of future publication.


CONCLUSION: Publication rates were similar for CIRSE and SIR. Factors such as country of origin, topic of study and study results were not predictive of future publication. Authors should not be discouraged from submitting their work to journals based on these factors.


You may cite this article as: Shergill R, Kaka H, Kennedy SA, Baerlocher MO. Publication rates of abstracts presented at major interventional radiology conferences. Diagn Interv Radiol 2017; 23:435–440.

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