April 1993
Volume 34, Issue 5
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Whatever happened to abstracts from different sections of the association for research in vision and ophthalmology?
Author Affiliations
  • M S Juzych
    Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201.
  • D H Shin
    Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201.
  • J Coffey
    Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201.
  • L Juzych
    Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201.
  • D Shin
    Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 1993, Vol.34, 1879-1882. doi:
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      M S Juzych, D H Shin, J Coffey, L Juzych, D Shin; Whatever happened to abstracts from different sections of the association for research in vision and ophthalmology?. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1993;34(5):1879-1882.

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The authors investigated the fate of abstracts from each ARVO section (May 1985 meeting), the overall publication percentage, and the journals in which the abstract-derived articles were published. METHODS: They performed a MEDLINE search by first author for 25 or 26 randomly selected abstracts from each section to identify those that led to full-length articles in peer-reviewed journals. RESULTS: Overall, 63% of abstracts led to full-length articles in peer-reviewed journals within our search period of 87 months. The publication rate of oral presentation abstracts (68%) was significantly higher than that of poster presentation abstracts (56%). A greater proportion of basic science-oriented abstracts (67%) led to publication than the clinically oriented abstracts (56%). The rate of publication was lowest for the Cornea section (40%) and highest for Physiology and Pharmacology (80%) and Biochemistry (76%). The abstract-derived articles were published in 67 different peer-reviewed journals, with 43% of the articles appearing in only five journals. CONCLUSIONS: The fact that the majority of abstracts led to full-length articles supports ARVO's goal of a large interdisciplinary appeal with the exchange of ideas among different investigators.

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