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

McGrail, Matthew R., Rickard, Claire M. and Jones, Rebecca (2006) Publish or perish a systematic review of interventions to increase academic publication rates. Higher Education Research and Development, 25 1: 19-35. doi:10.1080/07294360500453053


Author McGrail, Matthew R.
Rickard, Claire M.
Jones, Rebecca
Title Publish or perish a systematic review of interventions to increase academic publication rates
Journal name Higher Education Research and Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0729-4360
1469-8366
Publication date 2006-02-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/07294360500453053
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 35
Total pages 17
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
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.
Keyword Academic publication rates
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Rural Clinical School Publications
 
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