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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic productivity

@article{Casey2021TheIO,
  title={The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic productivity},
  author={Andrew R. Casey and Ilya Mandel and Prasun K. Ray},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2109.06591}
}
'Publish or perish' is an expression describing the pressure on academics to consistently publish research to ensure a successful career in academia. With a global pandemic that has changed the world, how has it changed academic productivity? Here we show that academics are posting just as many publications on the arXiv pre-print server as if there were no pandemic: 168,630 were posted in 2020, a +12.6% change from 2019 and $+1.4σ$ deviation above the predicted 162,577 $\pm$ 4,393. However… 

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