04 fevereiro 2012

Publish or perish...

Researchers feel pressure to cite superfluous papers: One in five academics in a variety of social science and business fields say they have been asked to pad their papers with superfluous references in order to get published. The figures, from a survey published today in Science ["Coercive Citation in Academic Publishing"], also suggest that journal editors strategically target junior faculty, who in turn were more willing to acquiesce.

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