Turkish Scientific Contribution to International Literature in Sports Medicine Area
1Sports Medicine Department, University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
2Sports Medicine Clinic, Turkish Army Special Forces Command, Ankara, Turkey
3Orthopedic Surgery Clinic, Tokat State Hospital, Tokat, Turkey
4Orthopedic Surgery Department, University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Sports medicine, publication, international literature
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to reveal the qualifications of international articles published from Turkey in the field of Sports Medicine.
Methods: Articles published from Turkey in the field of Sports Medicine were systematically searched. The distribution of articles according to their publication year, the journals in which the articles were published, study designs and scientific evidence levels of the articles were investigated.
Results: A total of 498 articles published between 1966 and 2017 were included to in the study. The articles brought about a significant increase over the last 15 years. Most of the publications were original articles (n=270, 72%) and 59 articles were Level 1 (11.8%) studies.
Conclusions: Publication of articles in international journals is increasing every year. While the quantity of original articles was relatively high, the rate of level 1 and animal studies was found to be lower. It is thought that issues specific to sports medicine and the quality of studies should be emphasized.
Cite this article as: Orscelik A, Seven MM, Akpancar S, et al. Turkish scientific contribution to international literature in sports medicine area Turk J Sports Med. 2018;[Online 17th April 2018]
There is no potential conflict of interest relevant to this article.