Cocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi, vol.21, no.2, pp.93-98, 2007 (Scopus)
Aim: The aim of the study is to investigate the first name publications of the referees of theJournal of the Turkish Association of pediatric Surgeons using electronic database PUBMED. Material and Methods: The first name publications of 124 pediatric surgeons, who are the editorial consultants of the Turkish official pediatric surgery journal "Çocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi" from the beginning to 2006, were investigated by giving the first and family names as search option in PUBMED. The collected data were analysed in detail in regard to total author-publication number, publication journals and chosen topics. Results: There were total 1062 publications. The number of Turkish authors: 1745 (1,6 author/publication), foreign authors: 105 (% 5.6). Publications in the pediatric surgery journals: 516 (% 48.5), publications in 147 non-pediatric surgery journals: 546 (% 51.5). The most common topics were: Gastrointestinal system: 364 (% 34.2), urology: 275 (% 25.8), oncology: 88 (% 8.2), trauma: 84 (% 7.9), abdominal wall: 78 (% 7.3) and infection: 51 (% 4.8). The most common pediatric surgery journals were: J Pediatric Surgery (JPS): 280, European J Pediatr Surg (EJPS): 130, Pediatric Surgery International (PSI): 81. The type of most common non-pediatric surgery journals were: urology: 157, pediatrics: 138, general surgery: 104, research: 22, cardiovascular surgery: 16, general medicine: 14. The most common non-pediatric surgery journals were Turk J Pediatr: 38, Br J Urol: 19, Int Urol Nephrol: 15, BJU Int: 14 and Surg Today: 14. Conclusion: The study demonstrated, that the first name pediatric surgical publications were published in 48.5% in the pediatric surgery journals. The most common published pediatric surgery journal was JPS, the most common non- pediatric surgery journal was Turk J Pediatr and the most common written topic was gastrointestinal system.