Publish & Perish – research on research and researchers

Last modified: February 12, 2018

Find the pdf of the PhD thesis of Joeri Tijdink here. A one-off science glossy called ‘The Joeri’ was made to go with the thesis (in Dutch).

The thesis describes aspects of the current publication culture that have negative effects: publication pressure, overwrought professors and complaining scientists. It is mainly about the negative aspects of the publication culture and about scientists who fiddle with research results under publication pressure and possibly as a result of personality traits.

On the occassion of the PhD defence, a symposium ‘Publish & Perish the next steps‘ was organised. The publication of the thesis also yielded media attention:

  • Weltschmerz Interview
  • Up Close interview
  • “‘Machiavellian’ scientists more likely to commit research fraud”
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