publish or perish


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publish or perish

To either produce consistent published works, especially scholarly articles, or else risk falling into obscurity, disfavor, or being released from the university. I always thought I'd like to be a professor, but because I want to teach and discuss things with students. The fact that you have to publish or perish really puts me off the idea.
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publish or perish

Fig. [for a professor] to try to publish scholarly books or articles to prevent getting released from a university or falling into disfavor in a university. (Also occurs as other parts of speech. See the examples.) Alice knew she would have to publish or perish if she took the teaching job. This is a major research university and publish or perish is the order of the day.
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publish or perish

Produce published work or fall into disfavor. For example, The younger members of the department have a heavier teaching load, but they also know it's publish or perish . This expression is nearly always used for college or university teachers, for whom advancement frequently is predicated on publishing research in their field. [Mid-1900s]
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publish or perish

used to refer to an attitude or practice existing within academic institutions, whereby researchers are under pressure to publish material in order to retain their positions or to be deemed successful.
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An effective publish or perish paradigm should be based on the appraisal of the quality of scientific content rather than the quantity.
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The purpose of A Guide to Publishing for Academics: Inside the Publish or Perish Phenomenon is to impart a series of lessons learned in journal editing with the next generation of academic and practitioner scholars seeking to get published in selective, refereed international journals.
Publish or Perish presents a menu of choices that are invoked by pressing F-keys.
The Publish or Perish main menu allows users to display the list of keywords alphabetically, so they can browse that list or use it to fine tune their spelling before they do their search.
Although Publish or Perish indexes its searchable fields, users can easily revise them without trouble, and Publish or Perish unobtrusively re-indexes when users exit the package.
Publish or Perish search routines are intelligently done, but one limitation is that users have to type keywords in searches with exact spellings; there is no provision for typing in just the first few letters of long words.
When Publish or Perish data are sent to an ASCII file, only the data on the Data Card are passed through, without the field labels.
During installation, Publish or Perish sets the files value to 20 and buffers to 10.
We thought Publish or Perish would be a fun way to introduce GeneIndexer to researchers so they could incorporate it into their research process.
More information about the Publish or Perish contest, including registration details, criteria, deadlines, and contest updates, can be found at www.