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ERIC Number: EJ1031714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Publish or Perish: The Myth and Reality of Academic Publishing
Lee, Icy
Language Teaching, v47 n2 p250-261 Apr 2014
While writing for scholarly publications is considered a crucial dimension of academic work, the "publish-or-perish" system in our field has increasingly caused anxiety and induced stress among not only young academics but also more established scholars. Using my own publishing experience as a point of departure, I challenge the assumption that knowledge contribution should be solely or mainly gauged on the basis of the venue of publications. By comparing the perspectives of twelve Asia-based scholars based on data collected from email interviews, I propose that "scholarliness" should be defined by knowledge dissemination and advancement in our field, rather than indexes or journal impact factors. Using the game metaphor, I conclude by offering some tips to survive "publish or perish".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia