J Rheum Dis 2019; 26(1): 41-45  
Fate of Abstracts Presented at the Korean College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meetings
Yong-Gil Kim1, Chan-Bum Choi2, Seong Wook Kang3, Jinseok Kim4, Young Dae Kim5, Jaejoon Lee6, Myeung Su Lee7,
Young-Ho Lee8, Jun-Ki Min9, Min-Chan Park10, Sung Hoon Park11, Yong-Wook Park12, Seung Wook Lee13, Jae-Bum Jun2
1Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology, Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Seoul, 3Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, 4Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, 5Department of Pediatrics, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, 6Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, 7Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, 8Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, 9Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 10Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, 11Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Center, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, 12Department of Rheumatology, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, Gwangju, 13Department of Urology, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae-Bum Jun http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0208-0505 Department of Rheumatology, Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04763, Korea. E-mail:junjb@hanyang.ac.kr
Received: September 20, 2018; Revised: October 26, 2018; Accepted: November 1, 2018; Published online: January 1, 2019.
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Abstract
Objective. To evaluate the fate of abstracts presented at scientific meetings of the Korean College of Rheumatology (KCR). Methods. This study examined the abstracts presented at annual meetings of the KCR from 2005 to 2014. Only original studies were selected, excluding case reports. A manual search was conducted using PubMed, KoreaMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase to track the published articles. The abstracts were considered to have been published if the authors, title, study design, and results were the same for a published article. In addition, they were considered published if the author and the study design matched, even if the results of the abstract and the results of the published articles were not identical. Results. A total of 928 abstracts from 2005 to 2014 were analyzed. Of the 928 abstracts, 468 (50.43%) abstracts were published in a peer-reviewed journal and the mean time to publication was 19 months. Of the 468 abstracts, 414 were published in a science citation index extended (SCI[E]) journal, and 54 were published in non-SCI(E) journals. The proportion of SCI(E) articles increased annually. The average impact factor for the SCI(E) journals was 2.93. In subgroup analysis, the abstracts that were awarded the best oral or best poster presentation were more likely to be published as full-length articles with a higher impact factor than the abstracts not awarded. Conclusion. Half of the abstracts presented in the KCR annual meetings were published in a peer-reviewed journal. Approximately 90% of the articles were published in a SCI(E) journal.
Keywords: Abstract, Publication, Rheumatology, Korea


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