‘Publish or perish’ culture distorting research results

“A ‘publish or perish’ culture in which scientific careers rely on the volume of citations is distorting the results of research, a new study suggests. An analysis by Daniele Fanelli, of the University of Edinburgh, finds that researchers report more ‘positive’ results for their experiments in US states where academics publish more frequently …” (more)

[John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 22 April]

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