Performance-based funding is a relatively new phenomenon in public administration funding. Several countries, including the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, have introduced elements of performance financing into higher education funding as well. The chapter analyzed the introduction of this funding in these two countries. The change has resulted in an increase in the publishing activities of universities, but has also been accompanied by negative effects. These effects are visible in different forms, like, efforts to create own publication platforms, publishing in predatory journals, creating citation circles, establishing “samizdat” journals, all related to the substitution of quality by quantity.
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“This work was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract No. APVV-14-0512” and by Czech Research Grant Agency GACR project “Performance Management in Public Administration: Theory and Practice in the Czech Republic and Other CEE Countries”, ID (CEP) GA16-13119S.
Grancay, Martin, Jolita Veinhardt, and Ērika Sumilo. 2017. Publish or Perish: How Central and Eastern European Economists Have Dealt with the Ever-Increasing Academic Publishing Requirements 2000–2015. Scientometrics 111 (3): 1813–1837.CrossRefGoogle Scholar