Original Article

The Bibliometric Qualities of Original Research Published in the Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine between the Years 2010-2014


  • Mücahit Emet
  • İlker Akbaş
  • Abdullah Osman Koçak
  • Başar Cander
  • Şahin Aslan

Received Date: 06.05.2016 Accepted Date: 17.06.2016 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2016;15(3):131-135


Bibliographic work in the Turkish emergency medicine community is very scarce. We aim to improve upon the shortcomings in this area.

Materials and Methods:

Original research published in the Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine (EAJEM) (formerly known as the Academic Journal of Emergency Medicine) within the 5-year period between 2010 and 2014 was retrospectively reviewed.


While retrospective publications stood out the most (n=81, 54.7%), they were followed by prospective (n=38, 25.7%) and sectional (n=29, 93.9%) works. A vast majority of the work was concentric (n=139, 93.9%). Here 6.1% publications were sourced overseas. The most commonly studied subjects in the articles published in the EAJEM were medical emergencies (26.35%), trauma (20.27%), and emergency service (19.59%). Further, 52.7% (n=78) texts were written in English and 47.3% (n=70) were written in Turkish. In 15.5% (n=23) articles, an emergency medicine resident and/or emergency medicine specialist was not among the authors. The original research most commonly had 3 keywords (n=73, 49.3%). There were 12 (8.1%) articles in which no tables were used and 70 (47.3%) articles in which there were no figures. According to our findings, a total of 2981 references were used in the 148 articles that were reviewed, and the median reference value per article was 17 (min: 6; max: 50). In our study, 38 references were self-references (12.85) and 727 (24.4%) references were references to texts published in journals in the Turkish index. Within all the references, there were 43 (14.4%) references to the Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine (TJEM), 41 (13.8%) references to the EAJEM, and only 3 (1.1%) references to Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports (JEMCR). The median value of references made to texts in the journals in the Turkish index per article was 2 (min: 0; max: 32). The number of references to the TJEM per article was 43/148 (29.1%), that to the EAJEM was 41/148 (27.7%), and that to JEMCR was 3/148 (2%). While the acceptance period ranged between 1 and 350 days, the average period was 49 days.


We believe that preference should be given to the printing of prospective and multi-centric publications and those with more keywords.

Keywords: Bibliometrics, Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine, original research, article