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Scientometrics

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 287–297 | Cite as

Do peer-reviewed journal papers result from meeting abstracts of the Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals?

  • J. E. Bird
  • M. D. Bird
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Abstract

Peer-reviewed publication is at the core of scientific communication. However, with the exception of biomedicine, there has been little analysis of the rate of peer-reviewed publication resulting from conference abstracts. This study examined a random sample of abstracts from the 1989 and 1991 Biennial Conferences on the Biology of Marine Mammals to determine how many were published as peer-reviewed papers. Publication rates were 51.4% (±4.7%) and 51.2% (±4.6%), respectively. This low abstract-to-publication rate, coupled with editorial policies prohibiting citation of conference abstracts in some journals, limits access to recent research, and thus affects the vibrance of the discipline.

Keywords

Marine Mammal Pediatric Dentistry Journal Paper Conference Abstract Publication Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Bird
    • 1
  • M. D. Bird
    • 2
  1. 1.Science & Engineering Center, Fogler LibraryUniversity of MaineOrono(USA)
  2. 2.College of Education and Human DevelopmentUniversity of MaineOrono(USA)

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