Publishing Trends in Otology and Neurotology

Ryan Boerner, Jonathan L. Hatch, Elizabeth Harruff, Shaun A. Nguyen, Habib G. Rizk, Ted A. Meyer, Paul R. Lambert, Theodore R. McRackan

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Objectives: 1) Describe publishing trends for otologic/neurotologic disorders over a 35-year span. 2) Compare trends in publishing with disease prevalence. 3) Evaluate changes in topic and journal specific ranking scores over time. Methods: PubMed searches were performed on 35 otologic/neurotologic disorders using medical subject headings (MeSH) terms from 1980 to 2015. Searches were limited in scope to the English language. A Mann-Kendall trend analysis evaluated changes in publication frequency as a discrete variable while correcting for total number of articles published per year. Scopus was used to identify SCImago Country and Journal Rank (SJR) indicator scores and weighted-averages used to calculate changes over time. Results: The total number of publications on the 35 topics increased from 853 in 1980 to a peak of 3,068 in 2013. Otitis media (τ = -0.799, p < 0.001) and Menière's disease (τ = -0.724, p < 0.001) showed strong decreasing publication trends. Temporal bone encephaloceles (τ = 0.743, p < 0.001) and cochlear implants (τ = 0.740, p < 0.001) showed strong increasing publication trends. Rapid rise in publications on superior canal dehiscence and vestibular migraine illustrate novel diagnoses. The weighted-average SJR score increased from 0.816 in 2000 to 1.160 in 2015 (p < 0.001). Conclusion: This study displays trends in the literature over the past 35 years that are often inconsistent with common disorders seen by otologists/neurotologists. Certain diagnoses that are currently being researched less commonly continue to impact patients with the same regularity. Quality of otologic/neurotologic literature has become more reputable with regards to SJR scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalOtology and Neurotology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear implant
  • Menière's disease
  • Otitis media
  • Superior canal dehiscence
  • Temporal bone encephalocele
  • Vestibular migraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Clinical Neurology

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Boerner, R., Hatch, J. L., Harruff, E., Nguyen, S. A., Rizk, H. G., Meyer, T. A., ... McRackan, T. R. (2018). Publishing Trends in Otology and Neurotology. Otology and Neurotology, 39(1), 127-132. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001637

Publishing Trends in Otology and Neurotology. / Boerner, Ryan; Hatch, Jonathan L.; Harruff, Elizabeth; Nguyen, Shaun A.; Rizk, Habib G.; Meyer, Ted A.; Lambert, Paul R.; McRackan, Theodore R.

In: Otology and Neurotology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 127-132.

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Boerner, R, Hatch, JL, Harruff, E, Nguyen, SA, Rizk, HG, Meyer, TA, Lambert, PR & McRackan, TR 2018, 'Publishing Trends in Otology and Neurotology', Otology and Neurotology, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 127-132. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001637
Boerner R, Hatch JL, Harruff E, Nguyen SA, Rizk HG, Meyer TA et al. Publishing Trends in Otology and Neurotology. Otology and Neurotology. 2018 Jan 1;39(1):127-132. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001637
Boerner, Ryan ; Hatch, Jonathan L. ; Harruff, Elizabeth ; Nguyen, Shaun A. ; Rizk, Habib G. ; Meyer, Ted A. ; Lambert, Paul R. ; McRackan, Theodore R. / Publishing Trends in Otology and Neurotology. In: Otology and Neurotology. 2018 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 127-132.
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