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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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DICEMBRINO, Manuela et al. Full-text publication of abstracts presented at meetings of a Latin American scientific society. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2014, vol.112, n.6, pp.532-536. ISSN 0325-0075.

Objective. To estimate the proportion of abstracts presented at meetings of the Latin American Society for Pediatric Research that are fully-published, to describe the reasons for not publishing papers, and to assess the impact of funding on the publication rate. Methods. Abstracts presented at meetings held between 2005 and 2009 were included. Authors were contacted and invited to take a survey on the publication of their work or the reasons not to do it. Results. Information was collected on 232 (71.4%) of the 325 abstracts presented. Of these, 58.6% were fully-published (136/232). Funded studies (40.0%) had more chances of publication (OR: 2.2; 95% CI: 1.2-3.9). "Lack of time" was the most common reason for failure to publish (35/96). Conclusion. 58.6% of abstracts presented at meetings of the Latin American Society for Pediatric Research, were published as full-text articles; lack of time was the most common reason for failure to publish. Funded research had more chances of being published.

Keywords : Medical bibliography; Periodic publications; Research report.

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