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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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Alas, they are more plausibly cast as the passengers, forced to publish or perish in the icy waters of the job market now that the S.
Publish or Perish will award a $10,000 grant to each of the first three researchers to publish a discovery made using the online genomics research tool GeneIndexer.
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.