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Ruffo Freitas-Junior

Federal University of Goias, Goiânia, Brazil

Prof Ruffo Freitas-Junior discusses his recently published article which assesses the publication rate of scientific papers presented at the largest event on breast cancer research in Latin America.

Prof Freitas-Junior' study found that, of the 543 abstracts of papers presented at the  Brazilian Breast Cancer Symposium (BBCS)  between 2012 and 2017, only 112 (20.6%) had been published in an indexed journal.

Prof Freitas-Junior concludes that the publication rate of papers presented at the BBCS is low and remains consistent over the study period despite academic incentives and substantial awards.

Prof Freitas-Junior's article can be read in full here.