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By Isabell M. Welpe, Jutta Wollersheim, Stefanie Ringelhan, Margit Osterloh

​This publication contributes to the present dialogue in society, politics and better schooling on innovation ability and the monetary and non-financial incentives for researchers. The specialist contributions within the e-book care for implementation of incentive structures at greater schooling associations to be able to foster innovation. however, the ebook additionally discusses the level to which governance buildings from economic climate should be transferred to universities and the way clinical functionality should be measured and evaluated. This ebook is vital for decision-makers in knowledge-intensive businesses and higher-educational associations facing the subject of functionality management.

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In the past, researchers who had nothing to say were not incentivized to publish but nowadays they also have to publish continually. Non-performance has been replaced by the performance of nonsense. This is worse because it results in an increasing difficulty to find truly interesting research among the mass of irrelevant publications. A number of perverse incentives are associated with the competition for publication. This includes strategic citing and praising, endless variation of already existing models and theories, and emphasizing formal and mathematical skills, while deemphasizing the content of a paper.

2009). No wonder that under such conditions important scientific contributions will often be rejected. Top-journals repeatedly rejected articles that later on turned out to be scientific breakthroughs and even won the Nobel Prize. Conversely, plagiarism, fraud and deception are hardly ever discovered in the peer review process (Fro¨hlich 2007, 24 M. Binswanger p. 339). In addition, unsurprisingly, reviewers assess those articles that are in accordance with their own work more favorably, and on the other hand, are more likely to reject articles that question their own research (Lawrence 2003, p.

In: Baruch Y, Konrad AM, Aguinis H, Starbuck WH (eds) Opening the black box of editorship. Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp 250–270 Webster EJ, Starbuck WH (1988) Theory building in industrial and organizational psychology. In: Cooper CL, Robertson I (eds) International review of industrial and organizational psychology 1988. Wiley, London, pp 93–138 Wolff WM (1970) A study of criteria for journal manuscripts. Am Psychol 25:636–639 How Nonsense Became Excellence: Forcing Professors to Publish Mathias Binswanger Abstract In current academic systems professors are forced to publish as much as possible because they are evaluated and ranked according to the number of their publications and citations in scientific journals.

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