Østergaard, Lauge3; Fosbøl, Philip L.4; Harrington, Robert A.5; Eapen, Zubin J.7; Peterson, Eric D.7; Fosbøl, Emil L.3
1 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 CERE – Center for Energy Ressources Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 University of Copenhagen4 Center for Energy Resources Engineering, Center, Technical University of Denmark5 Stanford University6 Duke University7 Duke University
Medical conferences are key in the sharing of new scientific findings. However, results reported as conference-abstracts are generally not considered final before publication in a peer-reviewed journal. It is known that approximately 1/3 of the scientific results presented as abstracts at large medical conferences are published within 2 years of presentation  and . Cardiovascular research has increased substantially in the last decade, and low- and middle-income countries have now a greater share of citations than before . Less is known about the relative difference between countries in regard to likelihood of publication and a comparison of abstract-to-publication conversion rate between countries is of interest . By identifying and quantifying country differences, the scientific community could identify barriers for publication and publication bias.
International Journal of Cardiology, 2014, Vol 174, Issue 3, p. 831-832