czwartek, 16 września 2010

Publish or perish

Publish or perish - Nature/Editorial (467) pp.252, Published online: 15 September 2010

China needs to elaborate on plans to modernize its flagging academic journals.
Scientific publishing in China is in a quandary. Many articles in the country's 5,000-plus science and technology journals go unread and uncited, calling into question the value of the research. It also raises doubts over the effectiveness of China's scientific publishing — which, after all, is to disseminate details of research for others around the world to build on. One Chinese scientist has referred to the majority of China's publications as “pollution”.