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


McGrail, MR and Rickard, CM and Jones, R, Publish or Perish: a systematic review of interventions to increase academic publication rates, Higher Education Research & Development, 25, (1) pp. 19-35. ISSN 0729-4360 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/07294360500453053


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. © 2006, HERDSA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rickard, CM (Dr Claire Rickard)
ID Code:42968
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2009-10-29

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