Friday, February 3, 2012

Credit for publication

During consideration for retention, tenure, promotion, and raises administrators in academia tend to count 1 physics publication = 1 chemistry publication = 1 earth science publication = 1 biology publication = .....  This is unjust.  Publication rates (and the difficulty of generating original publishable research) are different in different fields (and different in different subfields). (Demographic and economic determinates of scientific productivity, Stephen and Levin, Policy Research Program,  Georgia State Univ., Nov. 1987)

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