Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 617–619 | Cite as

The Problem Is Not Professional Publishing, But the Publish-or-Perish Culture

  • Gonzalo GénovaEmail author
  • José Luis de la Vara


The publication of scientific papers has become increasingly problematic in the last decades. Even if we agree that a renewed model is needed for peer-reviewed scientific publication, we think the problem does not essentially lie in professional publishing—with economic incentives—but in the publish-or-perish culture that dominates the lives of researchers and academics.


Science publishing Publish-or-perish Peer-review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganésSpain

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