Vol IX, Issue 2 Date of Publication: April 21, 2024
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2024.017

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Publish and perish: New issues in publication ethics

Akira Akabayashi
The expression "Publish or perish," first appeared in 1942. It signified the rising importance of publication as a means to obtain research funds and establish a secure academic career. The expression is still highly relevant, but increasingly problematic. Perhaps it should be revised to read “Publish and Perish”. We have reached a point where researchers, especially in non-English speaking countries, are no longer able to afford to publish their research. There seems little point in undertaking research if we can no longer disseminate or, indeed, apply the wisdom gained from it.

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  1. Sowrabha Bhat
    Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India. , India
    27 March 2024

    Dear Akira Akabayashi,
    I read your article and found it wonderful. I am able to relate to this very much, being from India and in an institute which does not have grants that cover article processing charges for smaller articles such as case reports or case series.

    Thanks and regards,
    Sowrabha Bhat,
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Endocrinology,

    • Affiliation: Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India.
    • Country: India
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