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Do you think people read your papers (and what makes you write them) Why do academics publish?

Lately it feelsIt seems as though everyone in academia is trying to publish stuffstuff, regardless of whether they actually have something meaningful to say. The journals generate more noise every year. Papers I understand that papers count for promotion and review, they mostly get counted but... So thereThere is room to question the actual motivation to publish.

  • My first question would be: what is your primary reason for publishing? How much of it is related to making a meaningful contribution to science/knowledge/understanding and how much is for other reasons/purposes (tenure, CV, fame, pressure, etc.)?

  • Second question: do you get the feeling that enough people read your stuff and get something out of it to make it worth your efforts/work?

What is your primary reason for publishing? How much of it is related to making a meaningful contribution to science/knowledge/understanding, and how much is for other reasons/purposes (tenure, CV, fame, pressure, etc.)?

Do you think people read your papers (and what makes you write them)?

Lately it feels everyone in academia is trying to publish stuff, regardless of whether they actually have something meaningful to say. The journals generate more noise every year. Papers count for promotion and review, they mostly get counted but... So there is room to question the actual motivation to publish.

  • My first question would be: what is your primary reason for publishing? How much of it is related to making a meaningful contribution to science/knowledge/understanding and how much is for other reasons/purposes (tenure, CV, fame, pressure, etc.)?

  • Second question: do you get the feeling that enough people read your stuff and get something out of it to make it worth your efforts/work?

Why do academics publish?

It seems as though everyone in academia is trying to publish stuff, regardless of whether they actually have something meaningful to say. The journals generate more noise every year. I understand that papers count for promotion and review, they mostly get counted but... There is room to question the actual motivation to publish.

What is your primary reason for publishing? How much of it is related to making a meaningful contribution to science/knowledge/understanding, and how much is for other reasons/purposes (tenure, CV, fame, pressure, etc.)?

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