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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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Chapter 7: The peer-review process

Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences

Imad A. Moosa

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Peer review, which determines what does and does not get published, is so problematical that alternatives are being sought. Because of the problems associated with the process, journal ranking is too problematical to be useful. Peer review, which can be described as a stochastic process, has so many shortcomings, including methodological and ideological bias, bias against new ideas, confirmation bias, obsession with finding faults, reckless and dishonest practices, referee incompetence, lack of scrutiny, and delays. Several alternatives to the current per review practices have been suggested, including the cascading and portable peer review models. For all the problems associated with the practice, looking for alternatives to peer review is a matter that is taken seriously.

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