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Publish or Perish

Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences

Imad A. Moosa

Imad Moosa’s thought-provoking book explores the contemporary doctrine that plagues the academic sphere: the principle of publish or perish. This book identifies the pressures placed upon academics to either publish their work regularly, or suffer the consequences, including lack of promotion, or even redundancy.
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Abbreviations and acronyms

Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences

Imad A. Moosa

AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
ABDCAustralian Business Deans Council
ABSChartered Association of Business Schools
AERAmerican Economic Review
AERESAgence d’Evaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur
AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
APAAmerican Psychology Association
ARCAustralian Research Council
ARCHautoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity
AWCRage-weighted citation rate
BARDsNETBusiness Academic Research Directors’ Network
BISBank for International Settlements
BMOPbring money or perish
CEOChief Executive Officer
CIPcovered interest parity
CSSEComputer Science and Software Engineering Conference
CTVCanadian Television Network
CVcurriculum vitae
CWPACouncil of Writing Program Administrators
DOAJDirectory of Open Access Journals
ECRearly-career researcher
EJEconomic Journal
ELEconomics Letters
EMHefficient market hypothesis
ERAExcellence in Research for Australia
ESFEuropean Science Foundation
FNEGEFoundation National pour l’Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises
FoRfield of research
GTSGood Teaching Scale
HASShumanities, arts and social sciences
HECHautes Etudes Commerciales
HEFCEHigher Education Funding Council for England
HPHodrick-Prescott
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IFimpact factor
IJEDInternational Journal of Exotic Dancing
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
ISIInstitute for Scientific Information
JACSJournal of the American Chemical Society
JCRJournal Citation Report
JEBOJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization
JEPJournal of Economic Perspectives
JETJournal of Economic Theory
JFKJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
JMEJournal of Monetary Economics
JPEJournal of Political Economy
JPEJournal of Public Economics
LPUleast publishable unit
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NMRnuclear magnetic resonance
OAopen access
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEDOxford English Dictionary
OSIOverall Satisfaction Index
PAFOPpublish and flourish or perish
PAPpublish and perish
PBNPpublish but nevertheless perish
PBRAPerformance-Based Research Assessment
PBRFPerformance-Based Research Fund
PI-BETApapers ignored – by even the authors
PNASProceedings of the National Academy of Science
POPpublish or perish
PPPpurchasing power parity
PRpublic relations
PWOPpublish while others perish
QUTQueensland University of Technology
RAEResearch Assessment Exercise
RAFResearch Assessment Framework
RAPResearch Assessment Programme
REEResearch Excellence Exercise
REFResearch Excellence Framework
REPResearch Excellence Programme
RePEcResearch Papers in Economics
RESReview of Economic Studies
RPAEResearch Performance Assessment Exercise
RPEFResearch Performance Excellence Framework
RQEResearch Quality Exercise
RQFResearch Quality Framework
SCIScience Citation Index
SJRSCImago Journal Rank
SPUsmallest publishable unit
SSCISocial Science Citation Index
TECTertiary Education Commission
TEOtertiary education organization
TRThomson Reuters
UCUUniversity and College Union
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
WHOWorld Health Organization