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Table 2 Publication rates and publication history of the evaluated abstract (N = 621)

From: Analysis of full-text publication and publishing predictors of abstracts presented at an Italian public health meeting (2005–2007)

  2005 2006 2007 Total sample
Publication rate 22.5 % 23.6 % 24.2 % 23.5 %
Journal type
 Public health 38.1 % 58.5 % 60.3 % 53.4 %
 Other 61.9 % 41.5 % 39.7 % 46.6 %
Peer reviewed journal 66.7 % 58.5 % 63.5 % 63.0 %
Average impact factor 2.75 CI (2.20–3.29) 3.27 CI (2.74–3.79) 3.03 CI (1.48–2.36) 3.00 CI (2.63–3.43)
Average time of publication gap (years) 2.28 CI (1.73–2.83) 2.54 CI (2.05–3.01) 1.68 CI (1.38–1.98) 2.09 CI (1.84–2.34)