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Ten years of ENT Scotland meetings: an appraisal of the publication rates of trainee-presented scientific papers

  • P Asimakopoulos (a1), G Charalampidis (a2), KM Chakravarthy (a2) and C Mamais (a3)



The ENT Scotland society (formerly known as the Scottish Otolaryngological Society) has two meetings a year and accepts oral presentations from trainees. This study aimed to identify publication rates from these meetings.


Abstracts of the presentations are published in The Journal of Laryngology and Otology. A structured search on PubMed and Google Scholar was undertaken to identify which presentations from the 2005 to 2014 meetings have been published.


Of the 145 abstracts found, 60.7 per cent were presenting clinical research and 44.1 per cent were related to the head and neck subspecialty. Seventy-three abstracts (50.3 per cent) were associated with publication as a peer-reviewed article; otology papers were more likely to be published than those focusing on other subspecialties (64.3 per cent, p = 0.036). No correlation was found between publication and other factors.


Presentations at the ENT Scotland meetings undergo unbiased peer review and are as likely to be published as those of other conferences.


Corresponding author

Author for correspondence: Mr Constantinos Mamais, 29 Shipbourne Close, Birmingham B32 2LH, UK E-mail:


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Mr C Mamais takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper

Preliminary results of this paper were presented at the ENT Scotland meeting, 12–13 May 2016, Dunblane, Scotland, UK.



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