14 April 2022

Posters are big in Japan

A forthcoming article about conference presentations is remarkable. It is the first paper I have ever found to show a greater probability of a poster being published than a talk.

The publication rates for posters was 23%, which is not super high, but it is almost double the publication rate for oral presentations, at 12.7% (374 presentations all told).

I’ve perused a great many papers on this, including a systematic review. And I just want to say it again: no other paper has ever shown posters were more likely to be published than talks.

The authors have read the same systematic reviews I have and know that this is an odd finding. They speculate that it is because oral presentations from this meeting included opinions and experiences that don’t lend themselves to peer-reviewed papers. I do not find this particularly persuasive.

External links Yoshida et al. Publication rate in English of abstracts presented at the annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences: In press. https://doi.org/10.1111/pcn.13351 Related posts The poster to publication puzzle (With stats and graphs and everything!)

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