An Analysis of Publication Trajectory in Plastic Surgery Across the Decades
7 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
The classic canonical publication trajectory for academicians has been well-described by a rapid increase followed by a slower decrease in productivity, leading to a plateau. This trajectory has not been investigated in plastic surgery. In this communication, we aimed to: (1) visualize the publication trajectory per decade for plastic surgeons certified from 1980 to 2010, and (2) characterize and quantify the changes in publishing trends across decades.A list of plastic and reconstructive surgeons board certified between 1980 and 2010 was obtained.
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