“3 . . 2 . . 1 . . Impact [Factor]: Target [Academic Career] Destroyed!”

@article{Brumback20123,
  title={“3 . . 2 . . 1 . . Impact [Factor]: Target [Academic Career] Destroyed!”},
  author={Roger A. Brumback},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={1565 - 1576}
}
“Publish or perish” is the time-honored “principle” for academicians who race to accumulate lines under the “publications” section of a curriculum vitae. The original intent of publication—to inform others of findings and further scientific knowledge—has been corrupted by factors including (1) exponential growth of journals and the journal industry, fueled in part by intrusion of the Internet into all aspects of academic life; and (2) adoption of journal metrics (rather than written content) as… CONTINUE READING

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