Publish or perish: a systematic review of interventions to increase academic publication rates

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Title Publish or perish: a systematic review of interventions to increase academic publication rates
Author McGrail, Matthew R.; Rickard, Claire; Jones, Rebecca
Journal Name Higher Education Research & Development
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
Abstract Academics are expected to publish. In Australia universities receive extra funding based on their academic publication rates and academic promotion is difficult without a good publication record. However, the reality is that only a small percentage of academics are actively publishing. To fix this problem, a number of international universities and other higher education institutions have implemented interventions with the main aim being to increase the number of publications. A comprehensive literature search identified 17 studies published between 1984 and 2004, which examined the effects of these interventions. Three key types of interventions were identified: writing courses, writing support groups and writing coaches. The resulting publication output varied, but all interventions led to an increase in average publication rates for the participants.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360500453053
Volume 25
Issue Number 1
Page from 19
Page to 35
ISSN 0729-4360
Date Accessioned 2007-05-10
Date Available 2009-11-13T06:38:55Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/26680
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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