I've just asked Can Chinese "scientists who publish in the top Western journals... earn in excess of $100,000 per paper" via cash-per-publication incentives? in which I reference the recent Politics SE question Did China scientific incentives address the fact that the system can be gamed? which includes the following:
These guys have surveyed the financial incentives offered by the top 100 universities in China and mined that data for interesting trends. They say that cash-per-publication incentives are common and that scientists who publish in the top Western journals can earn in excess of $100,000 per paper. What’s more, there are already worrying signs that these financial rewards are skewing the process of science in China.
China has well over 1,000 universities. But in the 1990s it began a program called Project 211 to turn 100 of them into world-class institutions. “Eventually, 116 universities were admitted to Project 211, forming an elite group of universities occupying 70% of national research funding and supervising 80% of doctoral students,” say Wei and co.
Question: How common are cash-per-publication incentives in different countries?
Are these pretty common or rare? Of course there are benefits; monetary and otherwise, an excellent publication track record can impact salary, tenure, side gigs (contracts, consulting) but here I'm only asking about explicit "cash-per-publication incentives".
Until there's some verification of that substantially large upper limit, I can't really ask "Is China exceptional in the size of its monetary incentives?" but I am curious about that.