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Authors report lack of time as main reason for unpublished research presented at biomedical conferences: a systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Scherer, Roberta W.
dc.contributor.author Ugarte-Gil, Cesar
dc.contributor.author Schmucker, Christine
dc.contributor.author Meerpohl, Joerg J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:59:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:59:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5530
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To systematically review reports that queried abstract authors about reasons for not subsequently publishing abstract results as full-length articles. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review of MEDLINE, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, ISI Web of Science, and study bibliographies for empirical studies in which investigators examined subsequent full publication of results presented at a biomedical conference and reasons for nonpublication. RESULTS: The mean full publication rate was 55.9% [95% confidence interval (CI): 54.8%, 56.9%] for 24 of 27 eligible reports providing this information and 73.0% (95% CI: 71.2%, 74.7%) for seven reports of abstracts describing clinical trials. Twenty-four studies itemized 1,831 reasons for nonpublication, and six itemized 428 reasons considered the most important reason. "Lack of time" was the most frequently reported reason [weighted average = 30.2% (95% CI: 27.9%, 32.4%)] and the most important reason [weighted average = 38.4% (95% CI: 33.7%, 43.2%)]. Other commonly stated reasons were "lack of time and/or resources," "publication not an aim," "low priority," "incomplete study," and "trouble with co-authors." CONCLUSIONS: Across medical specialties, the main reasons for not subsequently publishing an abstract in full lie with factors related to the abstract author rather than with journals. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1878-5921
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Time Management en_US
dc.subject Conference abstract en_US
dc.subject Congresses as Topic/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Manuscript en_US
dc.subject Nonpublication en_US
dc.subject Publication en_US
dc.subject Publication bias en_US
dc.subject Publication Bias/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Publishing/organization & administration/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Selection bias en_US
dc.title Authors report lack of time as main reason for unpublished research presented at biomedical conferences: a systematic review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/review
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.01.027
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.09


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