Monday, September 27, 2010

Academic publishing

An excellent essay by Phil Clapham on the need for academics to publish their research. One of his rules, that I am trying to apply to my own work, is to have at least one paper under review at any given time.

This means, though, that I should also be writing at least one paper at any given time, while also generating sufficient publishable results for at least one paper at any given time.

While this does encourage the practice of breaking research projects into small, easily published chunks, I suspect it may also encourage further proliferation of single publon papers.