China’s cabinet has vowed to end the assessment of research work based solely on the number of published papers. Photo: ShutterstockChina’s cabinet has vowed to end the assessment of research work based solely on the number of published papers. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s cabinet has vowed to end the assessment of research work based solely on the number of published papers. Photo: Shutterstock

Most Chinese scientists write academic papers to get promoted, survey finds

  • Nearly half of those polled said they believed the way the authorities appraised scientific research was ‘misleading’
  • Some say publish-or-perish culture has contributed to academic misconduct in recent years
Topic |   China science
China’s cabinet has vowed to end the assessment of research work based solely on the number of published papers. Photo: ShutterstockChina’s cabinet has vowed to end the assessment of research work based solely on the number of published papers. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s cabinet has vowed to end the assessment of research work based solely on the number of published papers. Photo: Shutterstock
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