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Arthroscopy. 2018 Nov;34(11):2941-2942. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.08.029.

"Publish or Perish" Promotes Medical Literature Quantity Over Quality.


When it comes to medical research, incentives align to promote "publish or perish." This results in quantity over quality. A solution is to change the goal of medical scientist and clinician training from bolstering a curriculum vitae to mastering scientific research methods. In addition, the metric for scholarly authorship should be quality, for which validated measurement tools exist, rather than number of publications.

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