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Paying commission to academics reduces the value of research

Academic publishing is often linked to promotions and bonuses. GettyImages

Academic publishing is often linked to promotions and bonuses. GettyImages Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University and Dr Evelyn Muthama, Rhodes University Many universities around the world pay academics to publish their research. Our recent study in South Africa, though, suggests they should be cautious of such practices. The country’s Department of Higher Education and Training funds public universities for every article …

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