PATRICIA K. WOOLF, Ph.D.
Pressure to publish is an overworked and ill-used phrase that encompasses at least two meanings: the pressure an individual scientist may feel, and the pressure exerted by the institutions of science. It is important not to confuse the two. A modest level of institutional pressure is legitimate and healthy for science. Persons who respond to these pressures by publishing extravagantly may be doing a disservice to impressionable young colleagues and to the notions of responsible authorship.
WOOLF PK. Pressure to Publish and Fraud in Science. Ann Intern Med. ;104:254–256. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-254
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):254-256.
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