[Sigmetrics] Fw: New paper

Fei Shu fei.shu at mail.mcgill.ca
Tue Jul 11 00:05:48 EDT 2017

Dear colleague,

You might be interested in the following paper:

Quan, W., Chen, B-C., & Shu, F (accepted). Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016). Aslib Journal of Information Management. 69(4)

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to present the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s.

Design/methodology/approach – This study is based on the analysis of 168 university documents regarding the cash-per-publication reward policy at 100 Chinese universities.

Findings – Chinese universities offer cash rewards from 30 to 165,000 USD for papers published in journals indexed by Web of Science (WoS), and the average reward amount has been increasing for the past 10 years.

Originality/value – The cash-per-publication reward policy in China has never been systematically studied and investigated before except for in some case studies. This is the first paper that reveals the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China.

Available at https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1707/1707.01162.pdf



P.S.  The research team from Sichuan Agriculture University won about 2 millions USD awards (including cash and research funding) because of the following Cell paper. This is a new record in China's cash-per-publication policy.

Li, W., Zhu, Z., Chern, M., Yin, J., Yang, C., Ran, L., Cheng, M., ... Chen, X. (June 29, 2017). A Natural Allele of a Transcription Factor in Rice Confers Broad-Spectrum Blast Resistance. Cell, 170, 1, 114.

Fei Shu
PhD Candidate, iFellow
School of Information Studies
McGill University
3661 Peel, Montreal, QC  H3A 1X1
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