ACADEMIA

AWITI: Publish or perish creates perverse incentives that harm scholarship and student outcomes

In Summary
  • The pressure to publish has led to unethical and even fraudulent research practices among accomplished and budding academics
  • The pressure calls to question the trustworthiness of published research and risks undermining science and public confidence, especially in scientific findings

In academia, 'publish or perish' is not just clever wordplay. These words reflect the enormous pressure academics and researchers are under to produce publications on which their careers ...

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