We Must Stop the Avalanche of Low-Quality Research

Mark Bauerlein, Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Wayne Grody, Bill McKelvey, Stanley W. Trimble, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Jun 17, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"We must stop the avalanche of low quality research," says the Chronicle - which itself shows no signs of ceasing to publish articles such as this. The comments are a more entertaining read than the article itself, a boilerplate attack on mediocre content bolstered with ill-considered suggestions such as requiring shorter papers, using impact factors, and limiting the use of publication quantity as a criterion for promotion.
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