The publication rate of abstracts from
the 4th Park City Pediatric Rheumatology meeting in peer-reviewed journals: what factors influenced publication?
It would be good to see if these early studies could be replicated with abstracts from electronic journals.
Do recorded abstracts from scientific meetings concur with the research presented?
APHA is now soliciting abstracts from
those who are interested in presenting at the Association's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.
Abstracts that originated from a single center were common (60%) in comparison to the abstracts from
at least two centers in same country (21.1%) or multi-national centers (18.9%).
Usually it is a flat PDF file, and we go through and extract all the abstracts from
The abstract library contains abstracts from
Transactions published 1960-1993, Die Casting Engineer from 1960-1997 and select research reports.
The service has been launched with over 300 abstracts from
three conferences and can be accessed free of charge from the BioMed Central home page (http://www.biomedcentral.com).
The Academy's Web site provides table of contents and abstracts from
1992 to the present.
Currently, over 2,400 abstracts from
over 150 journals are in the database, and updates will be supplied to CatchWord regularly.
A more "linguistic" approach was used by Salager-Meyer (1991), who analyzed a sample of medical abstracts from
this perspective, finding almost half to be "poorly structured" (i.e., having discoursal deficiency).
Whe Koren's group compared the rejected abstracts from
both categories, they found that researchers conducting the negative studies (those finding no link between health problems and maternal cocaine use) were more likely to verify cocaine use and to include a large control group.
One such study compared abstracts from
high-impact medical journals to the corresponding full-text article and found numerous errors and/or omissions , which is consistent with more recent studies .
The database also provides article abstracts from
publications as far back as 1984 and index citations as far back as 1982, from over 2,200 publications in total.
the structured abstract set (938,772 records) had an average of about 57 more words than abstracts from
the entire MEDLINE set (5,483,473 records).