CORRESPONDENCE record compared to other European countries and the US has Letter: Neurosurgical Publication Output in been highlighted before. As shown in Figure,asharprisein Greece: Time Trends and the Impact of the research output is apparent during the 6-year period prior to the Economic Crisis start of the economic crisis (2004-2009) when the mean number To the editor: of published manuscripts rises more than 4-fold compared to Recent reports highlight an adverse effect of the ongoing the preceding 6 years (33.3 ± 13.7vs7.8 ± 2.2 manuscripts; economic crisis in Greece on medical and biomedical research t-test, P = .0011). This finding appears consistent with the 1,2 output. We examined the hypothesis that the economic crisis remarkable increase in overall Greek medical research productivity has had a substantial impact on the publication output of observed during an overlapping time period. A likely explanation the Greek neurosurgical community. Towards this direction, behind this notable increase in neurosurgical publication output is we conducted a bibliometric analysis (Medline) of publications the establishment of the major National University Departments generated by Greek neurosurgeons and affiliated researchers, (2000). during the last 70 years (1945-2015). The quality of output The publication productivity during the 6 years of
Neurosurgery – Oxford University Press
Published: May 1, 2017
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