Academia's obsession with quantity.
Trends Ecol Evol (Amst). 2012 Sep; 27(9):473-4
Fischer J, Ritchie EG, Hanspach J. Trends Ecol Evol (Amst). 2012 Sep; 27(9):473-4
Is misguided quantitative evaluation of the productivity of scientists a large threat to scientific culture? May it cause a professional rat race, loss of creativity and reflection, scientific misconduct and impoverished personal relations among scientists? This article addresses such issues eloquently. Highly recommended reading...
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