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Publish or Perish: The Present Problems with Academic Publishing and the Role of the Gig Economy

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Introduction: Academic publishing has long been a cornerstone of the scholarly world, where researchers disseminate their findings and contribute to advancing knowledge. However, the current academic publishing landscape is riddled with challenges that can hinder scholars' progress and negatively impact their careers. Additionally, the rise of the gig economy has introduced new complexities to the traditional academic publishing model. In this blog, we will explore the pressures of "publish or perish" culture, shed light on the present problems with academic publishing, and delve into how the gig economy has influenced this space.

Publish or Perish: The Pressure to Publish: The adage "publish or perish" has become a pervasive mantra in academia. The pressure to continuously produce scholarly work has intensified as academic institutions and funding bodies increasingly measure success based on publication output. This pressure can lead to various neg...

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