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An analysis of Turkey’s scientific contribution in ovarian cancer research

  • T. Guler1,*,
  • E. Yayci1
  • T. Atacag1
  • A. Cetin1

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Near East University School of Medicine, Lefkosa (Turkey)

DOI: 10.12892/ejgo340215 Vol.34,Issue 2,March 2013 pp.175-178

Published: 24 March 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): T. Guler E-mail:


Aim: Bibliometric studies can be used to evaluate the performance of a country in contributing to the accumulation of medical evidences on a specific topic. The authors aimed to evaluate the contribution of Turkey to the scientific repertory in the field of ovarian cancer. Methods and Materials: The authors retrospectively searched papers published in the field of ovarian cancer between 1980 and 2012 by using the Web of Science software. Results: Turkish authors published 400 papers in Science Citation Index (SCI) Expanded indexed journals ranking Turkey 25th globally. Turkey’s first publications in this field appeared at the beginning of the 1990s and showed a distinctive acceleration after 2000. Overall, publications from Turkey were cited 2,987 times and the trend of citations increased in 2000. Most of the papers from Turkey in this field were published in the European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. Conclusion: The authors observed a significant improvement in the scientific activity of Turkey in the field of ovarian cancer during last decade.


Bibliometric analysis; Ovarian cancer; Research activities; Turkey.

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T. Guler,E. Yayci,T. Atacag,A. Cetin. An analysis of Turkey’s scientific contribution in ovarian cancer research. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2013. 34(2);175-178.


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