Monday, October 13, 2008

B - The economics of post-doc publishing.

Cheung, William L. The economics of post-doc publishing. Ethics in Science & Environmental Politics 2008;8:41-44.

doi:10.3354/esep0083

This individual case history in a series on 'The use and misuse of bibliometric indices in evaluating scholarly performance' ruefully tells of how - to gain recognition and increase his job prospects - the author changed his name from Wai Lung to William, and adopted a policy of publishing short pieces on 'hot' topics in high-impact journals with fast reviewing times... This article is part of a
series of 14 articles in the same volume showing a range of views on the value or otherwise of impact factors and other like measures.


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