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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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Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences

Imad A. Moosa

academia 2
class structure 4851
The Academic Man: A Study in the Sociology of a Profession (Wilson) 4
academic plagiarism 61
academic publishing 39
age-weighted citation rate (AWCR) 79
Aitkenhead, D. 22
Al-Awqati, Q. 66
Al-Nakeeb, B. 10, 123, 169
Alexander, J.C. 98, 104
Allan, P. 139
Altbach, P.G. 13, 14, 79
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 7
American Economic Review (AER) 73, 110, 124
American Psychology Association (APA) 72
Anderson, D.L. 167
Andreescu, L. 635
Anglo-American scholarship 13
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health60
AR index 79
Armstrong, J.S. 125, 129
Arthurs, H. 12, 75
Association of American Colleges Bulletin4
Association of Business Schools (ABS) scheme 15053
Atwood, K.C. 4
Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) scheme 14350
Australian Research Council (ARC) 48, 99, 13843, 181
authorship, misconduct with 56, 6971
Autor, D. 59
autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (ARCH) model 23
Ayres, F. 12
Bakanic, V. 127, 129
Barbour, V. 57
Bauerlein, M. 35
Beall, J. 414, 46, 54
Beattie, V. 87, 105
Begley, C.G. 71, 72
Bergmann, B. 28
Bergstrom, T.C. 39, 40, 110
Berlinerblau, J. 36
Bernanke, B. 73
Berners-Lee, T. 25
biased citations 879
biased reporting 669
Bird, S.J. 63
Björk, B.C. 42
Black-Scholes formula 29
Blair, T. 45
Blanchard, K. 36
blanket subscriptions 111
Blommestein, H.J. 29
Bodenhausen, G. 15, 19, 20, 23, 34, 50, 97, 120
Bohannon, J. 41, 132, 133
Boice, R. 127
Bollen, J. 107, 109
Bollerslev, T. 23, 24
Bontis, N. 1023
Bornmann, L. 79
Bradley, D. 131
bring money or perish (BMOP) 16
Brinn, T. 87, 105
Broad, W. 69, 71
Brown, L.D. 77, 105
Buela-Casal, C. 80
Burke, C.M. 131
Burnham, J.C. 119
Butler, D. 179
Butler, L. 82
Campanario, J.M. 121, 127
Campbell, B. 77
Card, D. 52
Carnegie Corporation 11
Carr, K. 139
Casadevall, A. 56
Cassel, G. 96, 97, 128
cause-and-effect process 27
Ceci, S.J. 121
Chang, A.C. 73
Chang, C. 85, 114
Chapman, B. 139
Chopin, N. 129, 135
Chronicle of Higher Education (Blanchard) 36
Cicchetti, D. 123
citation approach, journal ranking 76100
citation frequency 80
citation indices 779
Clery, D. 131
Cohen, P. 5
Colander, D. 30
Colpaert, J. 12, 13, 25
Colquhoun, D. 3, 3840, 178
confirmation bias 68, 127
Connolly, F. 169
Coolidge, H.J. 4
Cooper, M.D. 108
Coser, L.A. 26
Costas, R. 74
Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) 61
COUNTER project 106
covered interest parity (CIP) 28, 126
Crandall, R. 121
Crick, F. 119
‘currency for academic careers’ 2
Curry, J. 22
Cyranoski, D. 57
Daniel, H.D. 79
Darmoni, S.J. 1079
Darsee, J. 131
data-collection protocols 135
Davis, P. 119, 132, 136
De Rond, M. 1, 11, 23, 26
decision-making process 28
Deem, R. 13
DellaVigna, S. 52
desk rejection 119
discounted impact factor (DIF) 85
discovery process 215
dissemination 5
Djuric, D. 13, 41
Donovan, C. 82
Dowd, K. 30
download frequency–based ranking 10610
download immediacy index 1067
Doyle, J.R. 105
Durden, G.C. 80, 105
early-career researcher (ECR) 70
econometric methods 67
Econometrica110
economics journals 115
efficient market hypothesis (EMH) 68, 69
Egghe, L. 79, 109
Einstein, A. 137
Eisen, M. 133
elitism 4851
Elliott, D.B. 2, 64, 65
Ellis, L.M. 72
Ellis, L.V. 80, 105
Elmer, G.L. 3
Elsevier journals 38, 40, 94
Enago Academy 60, 70
Energy Economics73
Engle, R. 23
Epstein, W.M. 127
Ericsson, N.R. 92
Ernst, R.R. 117
Errami, M. 56, 65, 73
Essential Science Indicators 53
European Science Foundation (ESF) 82
Evans, J.A. 24
Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 138, 139, 1636
Fabritius, M.M. 7, 103, 134
Fanelli, D. 31, 74, 179
Fang, F.C. 56
Feda, M. 48
Feder, N. 131
Feinstein, A.R. 133
field of research (FoR) codes 143
finance academics 29, 51
financial deregulation 67
financialization 124
Fishman, T. 60, 61
Ford, E.W. 27
Ford Foundation 11
Foster, J.G. 24
Franke, R. 131
Franks Commission 11
free-market doctrine 13
Frey, B.S. 65
Friedman, M. 92
g-index 79
Garcia-Ferrer, A. 80
Gardner, J.C. 77
Garfield, E. 4, 76, 113
Garner, H. 56, 65, 73
Gasson, C. 39, 110
Geman, D. 20, 47
Genoni, P. 80, 82, 93, 141, 157
German-language journals 174
Gershman, S. 40
gift authorship 69
Gilbert, C.L. 32
Gipp, B. 61
Glänzel, W. 113
global financial crisis 28, 124
global “mega-authorship” 51
global warming 67
globalization 1315
Globe and Mail (Martin) 3
Good Teaching Scale (GTS) 15
Goodacre, A. 105
Gordon, M.D. 129
Gorn, G.J. 131
Gorraiz, J. 109
Greene, M. 51
Groeller, E. 48
Grosche, P. 131
The Guardian3, 22, 43
Guerrero-Bote, V.P. 109
guest author 69
guest authorship 70
h-index 78, 79, 83, 85, 97, 115, 149
Haddow, G. 80, 82, 93, 141, 157
half-life 107
Hambrick, D.C. 26
Hamilton, J.D. 93
Hao, Q. 80
Harnad, S. 107
Hartemink, A.E. 37
Harzing, A.W. 78, 154
Haustein, S. 39
Havergal, C. 151
Hawking, S. 53
Hawkins, R.G. 104
Helly, E. 25
Hendry, D.F. 92
Henkens, K. 5, 7, 8, 35
Higgs, P. 22
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 161
high-ranking journals 157
Hirsch, J.E. 78
Hitchcock, S. 107
Horn, K. 29
Hudson, D. 96
Huefner, R.S. 105
ideological bias 1235
impact factor (IF) 77, 78, 80, 109, 115
Indian-based OMICS Publishing 44
innovative research, impeding 215
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 59
institutionalization 119
intellectual fraud 67, 68
Interlandi, J. 57
Ioannidis, J.P.A. 31
Jensen, M. 69
Jin, B. 79
Jones, M. 68, 87, 92, 105
Journal Citation Report (JCR) 77, 94, 113
journal editors 50
Journal of Applied Econometrics113
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization59
Journal of Economic Perspectives59
Journal of Indian Prosthodontics Society60
Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences60
Journal of Political Economy (JPE) 115, 124
Journal of Post Keynesian Economics116
journal publishers 54
journal quality 7983
journal ranking, citation approach 76100
biased citations 879
citation indices 779
derogatory citations 9092
inadequate coverage 946
inconsistency and time variation 837
journal quality 7983
local journals 923
negative citations 9092
perverse incentives 967
rent-seeking activities 967
self-citations 879
survey/methodological papers 923
journal ranking, hazardous endeavour 11117
chicken-and-egg problem 11416
credit to authors, apportioning 11617
problem of distinguishability 11213
journal ranking schemes 13856
Association of Business Schools (ABS) scheme 15053
Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) scheme 14350
Australian Research Council (ARC) scheme 13843
international phenomenon 1535
journal’s quality rating 140
junk science 67
Kaplan, N.R. 107
Kaul, J.D. 131
Kemper, K.J. 133
Kent, B. 57, 178, 179
Kerr, S. 127
Keynes, J.M. 88, 152
King, C. 51, 53
Kingsley, D. 82
Kinman, G. 16
Knott, M. 180
knowledge
dissemination of 256
intergenerational transfer of 35
quality and dissemination of 1836
Kostoulas, A. 12, 59, 75, 132
Kriegeskorte, N. 135
Kristof, N. 3, 30
Kumar, M.N. 65
Kurtz, M.J. 108, 109
Laband, D.N. 98
Labbé, C. 59, 132
LaFollette, M.C. 122
Lancet129
Larivière, V. 39, 40, 74
Leamer, E. 32, 76, 87
least publishable unit (LPU) 64
Lee, F.S. 115, 157
Leonard, H. 32
Li, P. 73
local journals 923
Lock, S. 125
Locke, J. 111
Lord, R.H. 4
Lowe, A. 111
Lowe, D. 19, 20
Lucas, L. 13
Mabry, R.H. 98, 104
Machiavellianism 74, 75
MacRoberts, B.R. 82, 83, 94
MacRoberts, M.H. 823, 94
Mahoney, M.J. 134
Mahroum, S. 32
market-based ranking 11011
Martin, L. 3
Mason, P.M. 7, 103, 134
Mayland, H.F. 46
McAleer, M. 85, 114
McCullough, B.D. 73
McDonald, P. 139
McDonaldization 13, 168
McGregor, G.F. 108
McKibbin, L.E. 27
McLuhan, M. 5
McPhail, C. 127, 129
McRae, T.W. 81
Meese-Rogoff puzzle 126
Meho, L.I. 95
Meltzoff, J. 5
Merton, R.K. 76, 134
methodological bias 1235
Millier, A.N. 1, 11, 23, 26
Minsky, H. 96, 124
Mojon-Azzi, S.M. 645
Mojon, D.S. 645
Mok, K.H. 13
Molinié, A. 15, 1920, 23, 34, 50, 97, 120
Monbiot, G. 38, 39
Mongeon, P. 39
Moya-Anegón, F. 109
Mullins, C. 134
multiple publications 646
Murdoch, R. 38
Murray, G.D. 131
Musk, E. 20
national research evaluation programmes 16870
Nature39, 72, 116, 119
Nature Publishing Group 39
Neilson, E.G. 66
Nelson, M.L. 107
neoliberal reformism 168
neoliberalism 1315
Neuroskeptic blog 12, 33
Nielsen, M. 126
non-article publications 175
bias against 34
non-English-language journals 78, 93
non-English-speaking countries
bias against research 323
non-predatory journals 43, 54
non-research activities, adverse effect 346
Nunes Amaral, L.A. 113
Nyhan, B. 135
obsolescence 107
OECD report 168, 171
Omobowale, A.O. 43
opinion-based ranking 1026
Opthof, T. 113
Oswald, A.J. 114
Ottawa Citizen (Spears) 3
Overall Satisfaction Index (OSI) 15
Overhauser, A. 23
Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable1
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) 5
Oxley, L. 85, 114
paper retraction 5960
Pasteur, L. 25
Pauly, D. 95
peer-review process 56, 11937, 17781
alternatives to 1357
bias, new ideas 1256
confirmation bias 127
delays in 134
dishonest practices 12930
ideological bias 1235
methodological bias 1235
negligence practices 12930
obsession, finding faults 1278
reckless practices 12930
referee incompetence 13031
scrutiny, lack of 1314
stochastic process 1223
Pendlebury, A. 87, 105
Peng, R. 72
Perelman, G. 25, 53, 88, 178
Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 1667
Perri, T. 43
Perroni, A.G. 131
Peters, D.P. 121
Petree, D. 127
Petrolia, D.R. 96
Pettigrew, A.M. 26
Philp, B. 149
Pierson, R. 44
Piette, M.J. 98
Pjesky, R. 125
plagiarism 6062
definition of 61
Plume, A. 2, 5, 19, 52
Poehlman, E. 57
Poincaré, H. 25
Poncela, P. 80
Porter, L.W. 27
Pound, E. 5
predatory journals
Nigerian universities 43
proliferation of 416
Pressman, S. 121
Price, J. 172
productive tradition 24
productivity 23
profit-generating tricks 29
promotion 1
publication arbitrage 149
publication bias 68
publish and flourish or perish (PAFOP) 16
publish and perish (PAP) 1516
publish but nevertheless perish (PBNP) 1516
publish or perish (POP) 14
adverse consequences of 1617
culture 1, 3, 4, 12, 23, 35, 49
globalization consequence 1315
journal industry and authorship pattern 3755
knowledge dissemination 1836
life in academia 1723
misconduct and 735
neoliberalism consequence 1315
origin of 45
perceived benefit of 59
recapitulation 1736
research misconduct 5675
research quality 1836
response to challenge of 567
rise of 912
victim-turned-beneficiary of 47
publish while others perish (PWOP) 1516
published research, deteriorating quality 2021
published research, practical irrelevance 2631
Pudovkin, A.I. 113
purchasing power parity (PPP) 96, 128
Purgathofer, W. 48
quality-weighted research funding 158
rabbi economics 69
ranking craze 15771
Ranking, D.B. 122
Reagan–Thatcher reform 10
Reaganism–Thatcherism 182
recursive discounted impact factor (RDIF) 85
Redden, G. 158, 160, 163, 16870
redistributional effects 144
Redner, S. 113
redundant papers 66
referee incompetence 13031
refereeing process 121
reform 11
Reinstein, A. 77, 87
rent-seeking activities 967
replication papers 72, 73
reproducibility 713
research-active professors 9
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 15761
research evaluation programmes 157
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 1613
research findings, unreliable and biased 312
research misconduct 5675
cases of 579
Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) 43, 94, 111, 115, 154
Research Quality Framework (RQF) 1636
Resnik, D.B. 63
results manipulation 669
Ricci, C. 122
risky innovation 24
Ritter, L.S. 104
Robin, E.D. 131
Roig, M. 63
Roth, M. 122
Roulet, T. 119, 135
Rousseau, R. 109
Ru, X. 14
Rubriq 136
Russian-language journals 174
Ryan, C. 9, 10
Ryan, R.J. 87
Rzhetsky, A. 24
salami slicing 63, 646
Sales-Pardo, M. 113
Samuelson, P.A. 34, 63
Scanes, C.G. 5
Schloegl, C. 109
Schmidy, U. 131
scholarly publications inflation 1820
Scholes, M. 69
Schön, J. 70
Schubert, A. 113
Schwartz, A.J. 92
Schwartz, B. 134
Science Citation Index (SCI) 14, 76
scientific conferences 47
SCIgen 132
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 79, 83, 115, 149
securitization 124
Seglen, P.O. 114
Seidl, C. 131
self-citations 879
self-plagiarism 56, 624
Serenko, A. 102, 103
Shannon, C. 25
Shapiro, F.R. 5, 131
Shaw, C. 43
Sheldrick’s top paper 53
Shen, C. 42
Shepherd, P.T. 78, 106
Shleifer, A. 69
Simon, R.J. 127, 129
single author, demise of 513
Sleepiness and Human Impact Assessment60
sloppy referees 129
smallest publishable unit (SPU) 64
Smith, A. 125
Smith, A.G. 95
Smith, P. 23
Smith, R. 121
Smith, S.D. 80
Smulders, Y.M. 56
Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) 14
Sojka, R.E. 46
Sokal, A. 132
Spears, T. 3
Spicer, A. 119, 135
Spooner, M. 3, 35
Springer 38, 59
Stapel, D. 58
Steagall, J.W. 7, 103, 134
Steele, C. 82
Steen, R.G. 56
Stergiou, K.I. 95
Sterling, T. 127
Stern, D. 112, 113, 162, 163
Stern, Lord Nicholas 161
Stevenson, W.C. 104
Stewart, W.W. 131
Storbacka, K. 30, 31, 182
Straumsheim, C. 44
Stringer, M.J. 113
Su, Y. 14
submission fee 38
Sugden, R. 68
survey approach, journal ranking 101
survey/methodological papers 923
Sutter, D. 125
Szust, A.O. 42
Taleb, N.N. 30
Tam, P. 12, 75
teaching, adverse effect 346
textual recycling 63
Thaler, D. 6
Thatcher-Reagan counter-revolution10
Tian, M. 14
Tijdink, J.K. 56, 73, 74
Ting, J. 31
Tolliver, J. 127
Tol, R.S.J. 79
top-tier journals 148
Toxicology International60
Trading financial assets 29
Tressler, J. 167
Trump, D. 9
Truth, F. 43
Tsay, M.Y. 107
Turnbull, M. 180, 181
Turner, G. 168
unscrupulous conference organizers 468
Van Dalen, H. 5, 78, 35
Van Weijen, D. 2, 5, 52
Verbeke, R. 56
Vickery, B. 81
Vinod, H.D. 73
Von Elm, E. 65
Walker, A. 180, 181
Wallace, F. 43
Walter, I. 104
Wan, J.K. 106
Wanjek, C. 56
Wasserman, L. 135, 137
Watson, J.B. 131
Watson, J.D. 3, 119
Weber, R.P. 104
Weil, S. 71
Wicherts, J.M. 72
Wiley-Blackwell 38
Wilson, L. 4
Wray, S. 16
Wrege, C.D. 131
Wu, J. 80
Xia, J. 41, 43, 46
Yang, K. 95
Yao, M.Y.M. 80
Zeff, S.A. 21, 105, 110
Zuckerman, W. 134
Zweig, G. 126