Author Information:Thomas Basbøll, Copenhagen Business School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas was kind enough to allow the SERRC to repost “The University” from his blog Research as a Second Language.
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Almost ten years ago, I found myself proposing that we stop complaining about the demand to “publish or perish”. Instead, I suggested a “more constructive” approach: we could accept that our administrators have time to take only a superficial interest in our work; then we could set ourselves to the task of addressing our readers. This morning I took the radical further step of proposing we do away with academic publishing. This raises the question of how academics should be evaluated for purposes of hiring and promotion. The role of publishing in these decisions, after all, is the main source of its power. Continue Reading…