The Fate of the Scientific Papers in Surgical Nursing Congresses in Turkey: Do We Publish What We Have Presented?

Yüceler Kaçmaz H., Yılmaz M.

EAS Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, vol.2, no.4, pp.39-42, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.36349/easjnm.2020.v02i04.007
  • Title of Journal : EAS Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-42


Abstract: Background: The scientist's important responsibility is to conduct scientific

research. With this responsibility, the publication of information obtained after a scientific

study is completed is the last phase and the most important step of the scientific method. It

is necessary to publish the information that is the result of the research, to mediate new

information, and to be useful to the world. Objective: The aim of this study was to

determine the journal publication rate of the papers presented at Surgical Nursing

Congresses in Turkey in the last 5 years (2012-2016) and to examine the variables related to

these rates. Methods: The universe of this descriptive research constitutes research reports

presented at Turkish Surgery and operating room nursing, surgical nursing, colorectal

surgery nursing, Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgical Nursing, Neurosurgery Nursing,

Emergency Nursing and Cardiovascular Surgery Nursing Congresses organized between

2012 and 2016. The abstracts of the oral and poster presentations were examined and

literature analysis was conducted. Results: Out of 1319 papers in 19 abstract books, 752

research papers were examined. 410 (54.5%) of the papers were presented as poster

presentations. The majority of the assessed researches was a descriptive type (77%). It was

determined that the publication rates of the papers 11.9%, 13.5% in verbal reports, 10.7% in

poster reports. Conclusion: Our study was the first to evaluate the publication rates of

abstracts presented at the nursing congresses. Compared with studies done in different

sciences (21-65,7%), this ratio is seen to be low.

Keywords: Nursing, Congresses, Publications, Turkey, Abstracts.