Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016)

  title={Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016)},
  author={Wei Quan and Bikun Chen and Fei Shu},
  journal={Aslib J. Inf. Manag.},
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on the analysis of 168 university documents regarding the cash-per-publication reward policy at 100 Chinese universities. Findings: Chinese universities offer cash rewards from 30 to 165,000 USD for papers published in journals indexed by Web of Science (WoS), and the average reward amount… 

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