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Efficiency of “Publish or Perish” Policy—Some Considerations Based on the Uzbekistan Experience

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Center for Economic Research and Reforms, Tashkent 100043, Uzbekistan
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Economics Department, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Tashkent 100047, Uzbekistan
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Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences, Tashkent 100052, Uzbekistan
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Chirchiq State Pedagogical Institute in Tashkent Region, Chirchiq 111700, Uzbekistan
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Publications 2021, 9(3), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030033
Received: 27 January 2021 / Revised: 13 July 2021 / Accepted: 27 July 2021 / Published: 30 July 2021
Researchers from Uzbekistan are leading the global list of publications in predatory journals. The current paper reviews the principles of implementation of the “publish or perish policy” in Uzbekistan with an overarching aim of detecting the factors that are pushing more and more scholars to publish the results of their studies in predatory journals. Scientific publications have historically been a cornerstone in the development of science. For the past five decades, the quantity of publications has become a common indicator for determining academic capacity. Governments and institutions are increasingly employing this indicator as an important criterion for promotion and recruitment; simultaneously, researchers are being awarded Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees for the number of articles they publish in scholarly journals. Many talented academics have had a pay rise or promotion declined due to a short or nonexistent bibliography, which leads to significant pressure on academics to publish. The “publish or perish” principle has become a trend in academia and the key performance indicator for habilitation in Uzbekistan. The present study makes a case for re-examining the criteria set by the Supreme Attestation Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan for candidates applying for Ph.D. and D.Sc. as well as faculty promotion requirements in the light of current evidence for the deteriorating academic performance of scholars. View Full-Text
Keywords: publish-or-perish policy; academia; predatory publishing; open-access publishing; Beall’s criteria; binary regression model; Uzbekistan publish-or-perish policy; academia; predatory publishing; open-access publishing; Beall’s criteria; binary regression model; Uzbekistan
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Eshchanov, B.; Abduraimov, K.; Ibragimova, M.; Eshchanov, R. Efficiency of “Publish or Perish” Policy—Some Considerations Based on the Uzbekistan Experience. Publications 2021, 9, 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030033

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Eshchanov B, Abduraimov K, Ibragimova M, Eshchanov R. Efficiency of “Publish or Perish” Policy—Some Considerations Based on the Uzbekistan Experience. Publications. 2021; 9(3):33. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030033

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Eshchanov, Bahtiyor, Kobilbek Abduraimov, Mavluda Ibragimova, and Ruzumboy Eshchanov. 2021. "Efficiency of “Publish or Perish” Policy—Some Considerations Based on the Uzbekistan Experience" Publications 9, no. 3: 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030033

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