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Publication rates of podium presentations at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) annual meetings


Objectives Our study aimed to determine the publication rates of podium presentations from the 2017 and 2018 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meetings; and to examine rates and predictors of oral presentations that resulted in publication.

Methods We reviewed podium presentations given at the 2017 and 2018 SGO Annual Meetings. Abstracts were evaluated for publication from January 1, 2017 to March 30, 2020 and January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021, respectively, to allow for a 3 year period of publication.

Results In 2017 and 2018, 43 of 75 (57.3%) and 47 of 83 (56.6%) podium presentations were published within 3 years, respectively. No significant difference was found between the mean time to publication within 3 years (13.0 months vs 14.1 months for 2017 and 2018, respectively; p=0.96). Similarly, the mean difference of journal impact factors between both years did not reach significance (6.57 and 10.7 for 2017 and 2018, respectively; p=0.09). The median impact factor (IF) was 4.54 (range: 40.3) and 4.62 (range: 70.7) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Of the presentations published, 53.4% (2017) and 38.3% (2018) appeared in the journal Gynecologic Oncology. Significant positive correlations for the likelihood of publication were determined among the following: funding status (r=0.93) including funding involving National Institutes for Health (r=0.91) or pharmaceutical (r=0.95), clinical trial study design (r=0.94), and pre-clinical research (r=0.95) (all p<0.005).

Conclusions At the 2017 and 2018 SGO Annual Meetings 57% of podium presentations were published in a peer-reviewed journal within 3 years. Publication in peer-reviewed journals is crucial for timely distribution of clinical information to the medical community.

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All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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