Original Article

Properties of Turkey-related Publications in International Emergency Medical Journals


  • Hülya Yılmaz Başer
  • Mücahit Emet
  • Mustafa Serinken

Received Date: 06.05.2016 Accepted Date: 26.05.2016 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2016;15(2):86-89


To examine the publication characteristics of articles written by Turkish academics published in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) emergency medical journals.

Materials and Methods:

In this study, only publications from the field of emergency medicine (exluding emergency nursing and emergency pediatrics) broadcasting and that included in the Science Citation Index or SCI-E and published in 2003 and 2004 were investigated. The publications are summarized and classified according to the number of subjects and authors and the author's country.


Among the 5,715 articles analyzed so far, only 195 of the publications (3.4%) originated from Turkey, whereas the rest of them (n=5,520) were from other countries. The United States ranked first with 2,582 (45.1%) publications, and Turkey was ranked in sixth place with 195 (3.4%) publications. For the topics analyzed, pre-hospital care took first place, accounting for 20.8% (n=1189) of the publications. In Turkey, the most frequent topic identified was cardiovascular (19.5%), followed by neurology (10.2%), bone and joint injury (8.2%), and trauma, resuscitation, and gastrointestinal emergencies (7.7%).


Turkey is ranked higher in the world ranking of countries that have contributed to the literature of emergency medicine. Although the trend in global publications is veering toward pre-hospital emergency topics, currently Turkish emergency academics do not give enough attention to this topic.

Keywords: Emergency medicine, journals, article, case, Turkey