The problem is not professional publishing, but the publish-or-perish culture Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2019

start page

  • 617

end page

  • 619


  • 2


  • 25

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1353-3452

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-5546


  • The publication of scientific papers has become increasingly problematic in the last decades. Even if we agree that a renewed model is needed for peer-reviewed scientific publication, we think the problem does not essentially lie in professional publishing-with economic incentives-but in the publish-or-perish culture that dominates the lives of researchers and academics.


  • science publishing; publish-or-perish; peer-review