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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-122

An Academic Picture of Plastic Surgery from Past to Present: Bibliometric Analysis of Turkish Plastic Surgery Literature in International Journals (1976–2018)

1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
2 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ahmet Demir
Varlık Mahallesi Kazım Karabekir Caddesi, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 07100 Muratpaşa, Antalya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_78_18

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Introduction: In this study we aimed to analyze the international and Turkish contribution of the plastic surgery literature in the last 42 years and compare results to each other. Materials and Methods: Web of Science online library (v.5.30) was used as a database. Papers that published between 1976-2018 were analyzed for both international and Turkey separately in terms of distribution of papers according to the years, rankings of source countries, rankings of source organizations, publishing journals, numbers of citations and contributing authors. Results were presented as numerical data. Results: Rohrich RJ is in the first place with 743 publications in the field of plastic surgery history. In the ranking of countries contributing to the plastic surgery literature, Turkey ranks 4th standings. Conclusions: Publishing papers in highly populated journals would add on the papers itself is a false belief. In recent years Turkey's contribution to the international plastic surgery literature has as decreasing trend. Repeating of this type bibliometric analyze studies every five 5 year may aid to understand academical progresses and trends better for both international arena and Turkey.

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