Dr. Roddy Hiram
Dr. Roddy Hiram
PhD
Montreal Heart Institute
Post-Doctorate Fellow
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Is the "number" of publication still a relevant criteria to access Academic Positions ?

More and more PhDs and Postdocs leave the academic field, attracted by competitive salaries in the industry. Moreover, the job offers for Assistant Prof, Associate Prof, or Prof. position are always characterized by the famous statement: "strong record of publication". 1 Nature ( IF: 12 ) Or 22 "National" Journal of "...." ( IF: 3 ) What is more valuable - the number of publications - or the impact?
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Dr. Alka Hasani
Dr. Alka Hasani
PhD
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Associate Professor
Tabriz, Iran
3mon ago
The most popular error of this era is to publish as many as articles at any cost. This leads to unfairness, dishonesty and several ethical issues apart from their own personal values.
First, an academician has to be a good teacher, should have a sound knowledge of his/ her subject or field of specialty then, of course, if wish to be a researcher then can serve the goal of performing searches on various issues. Research is like a passion to solve issues, and should not be done by force and should not be a parameter to evaluate the teachers.
On the other hand, if an academician has the capability of research, he or she should be backed up by the University authorities. Universities should work on the law of conduct, an academician should have at least one good publication per semester or year with one student per year. In my view, research is an activity, when done intensively, with novel ideas and problem- based then, one person can achieve the goal with time.
Is publication in the reputed journal is important and significant or publishing every week or month in any journal?
Where are we moving?
Hundred or even 200 years back when the scientists have worked and shown their capability by producing medicines, several surgical methods and have provided novel ideas in medicine, no "impact factor" or "H index" existed. They worked sincerely.
Now, in this era, a human being has advanced but is caught between several neurological hurdles. The situation may not be the same geographically.
Let us think more about the teaching modules also! Our mission is also to provide the knowledge to the next generation and the generations to come. Let us teach them academics as well as research on a healthy, honest and spiritual basis.
When research is commented then impact is more important than the number of publications.
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Dr Maliha Uroos
Dr Maliha Uroos
PhD
The University of Nottingham
Strongly agree, Very valid point and very well documented
3mon ago
Dr. Roddy Hiram
Dr. Roddy Hiram
PhD
Montreal Heart Institute
Definitely Agree !!!
3mon ago
BERİL KARAORMAN
BERİL KARAORMAN
MD , PHD
FAMILY PRACTITIONER
Yes, I agree.Being a teacher is the most important part of medicine.Thanks.
3mon ago
Dr Theofanis Vavilis
Dr Theofanis Vavilis
BSc, MSc, PhD
Laboratory of Medical Biology - Genetics , Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece.
Well articulated. This should be "common sense" but it seems that academia trying to quantify productivity and set subjective metrics has given ground to the develpoment of new ailments rather than upgrade quality.

Humans tend to adjust and workaround when faced with a perceived problem and thats exactly what we are seeing nowadays.

Campbell's law and Cobra effect at its finest.
3mon ago
Dr. (Mr.) Niroshan Sivathasan
Dr. (Mr.) Niroshan Sivathasan
MD (BSc, MBBS, MRCS, AFACP, FCPCA, FFMACCS, FACCS, FASCBS)
Harley Academy / Cosmetique / Ignite Medispa
Cosmetic Surgeon
London, United Kingdom
3mon ago
Without a doubt, publications which are peer-reviewed in high-impact journals carry a lot more weight (than a multitude of smaller publications or ones in journals that nobody has ever heard of). This is partly because the last decade has seen an staggering growth in meaningless publications, primarily due to the system necessitating such (low-quality work just to tick boxes) and, more worryingly, due to so-called journals appearing every other day.
Having said that, the reviewing process does have some flaws in it, and it is important to ask if a publication has any tangible value in 'the real world', e.g. does it change practice. Indeed, I think it's important to add that academic/ scholarly publications may have less long-term value than easy-to-read articles in medical magazines and those aimed at the public.
Lastly, if the university role is primarily to teach, then one does not have to be at the forefront of research, so publications aren't really of significant value, of course.
Therefore, to summarize, insofar as academic positions are concerned, I believe that a few high-quality publications (with variable real-world value depending on the field/ specialty) have greater value than a large number of low-impact articles.
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Dr. (Mr.) Niroshan Sivathasan
Dr. (Mr.) Niroshan Sivathasan
MD (BSc, MBBS, MRCS, AFACP, FCPCA, FFMACCS, FACCS, FASCBS)
Harley Academy / Cosmetique / Ignite Medispa
I agree with the comments made by the following:

- Francesco Zanon = "currently there are too many journals with debatable contents";

- Patricia Thomas = "I think the definition of 'publication' is changing" and "Each college or university defines how they attribute value to different forms of publication";

- Madhoosudan Patil = "To me it is more important that your work is translational to end user/patient."
3mon ago
Dr. Lori Duin Kelly
Dr. Lori Duin Kelly
Ph.D.
Carroll University
I agree that the proliferation of new outlets to publish, especially those that are online, generate product with little to no value. But at the same time, even at institutions where the primary focus is on teaching, engaging in research at some level is valuable and important simply because it insures that the instructor remains current and is able to maintain credibility in the field in which he/she presumes to instruct others.
3mon ago
Both impact and numbers count. If you put in a lot of effort to do a holistic study that is very high impact, that should earn you much. In the same way, if you are involve in a number of mini projects that end up in papers that should also contribute to your output.
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Dr Francesco Zanon
Dr Francesco Zanon
MD, FESC, FHRS, FHERA
Rovigo General Hospital
Italy
3mon ago
currently there are too many journals with debatable contents
I think is more important to have few but god pubblications
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Dr. Patricia L Thomas
Dr. Patricia L Thomas
Grand Valley State University
Associate Dean for Practice & Associate Professor
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
3mon ago
I think the definition of 'publication' is changing. With social media, blogs, and internal documents that guide changes within industry, the view of impact has changed. Peer reviewed journals with high impact factors are still the 'preferred' measure of 'scholarly publication' where I am. Each college or university defines how they attribute value to different forms of publication.
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Ardeshir Sayah Mofazali
Ardeshir Sayah Mofazali
London, Surry, United Kingdom
3mon ago
Actually, the number and quantity of research are the first and most rudimentary criteria for assessing a researcher. on one hand, those who support this statement believe that during the process of submitting your paper to a journal, your work definitely assesses qualitatively within your scientific society and receive necessary approvements. Therefore, you can add all qualifies papers and then quantitatively calculate the quality of an academic person. On the other hand, there are many factors beyond this assumption; In many cases, publications and journals not approving the quality and it is completely the author responsibility, therefore journals are only responsible for "the scientific formulation" of work, not "the scientific quality". In this regard, we could have many papers with many citations which receive citations to their wrong approach or rudimentary efforts rather than strong academic record. Therefore, still, there is a big discourse in this area, but to me, the quantity never works for evaluation and the quality is hard to measure but with smart criteria.
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 Nsenga Kumwimba Mathieu
Nsenga Kumwimba Mathieu
PhD
Key Laboratory of Mountain Surface Processes and Ecological Regulation
Associate Professor
Beijing, Beijing, China
3mon ago
This a rational issue with several possible answers.
Some place, they request background for faculty positions. Publications may also inform people that how much you're interested or involved in a particular research activities.
In general, the articles requirement for an academic position would differ/vary from one country to another country or university to another university. To date, the trend seems to be high emphasis on the:
IMPACT FACTOR of a journal in which your paper is published: for example, an article published in Nature would carry more weight than article published in another low journal. It generally the case that much more effort is needed to attain the level-of-outstanding needed by high- IF journals.
NUMBER OF PAPERS /PUBLICATIONS: an applicant for an academic position with 7 papers per year in high IF journals can have a better chance of being given/offered an academic position than an applicant with 11 papers per year in low IF journals.

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Prof. Mirkuzie Woldie
Prof. Mirkuzie Woldie
MD, MPH
Jimma University
Professor
Jimma, Oromia, Ethiopia
3mon ago
Yes. I would argue that in most cases people look at the number of publications in trying to judge the professional capability of academics. However, it is clear that a publication or two with a visible impact is much more representative of what a person can do than a multitude of unnoticed publications in less cited journals. The future should turn to the quality of the publication and its contribution for policy and practice rather than counting just the "number" of publications.
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Natasha E Wright
Natasha E Wright
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
United States
3mon ago
Hi Dr Hiram,hello to you what a bright sunny smile it shows that you have a healthy heart,Ho ,Ho ,Ho. Well let answer your question by say NO,I don't think so, it is important but I think quality and content is more relevant and important to Academic position.
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Dr. Roddy Hiram
Dr. Roddy Hiram
PhD
Montreal Heart Institute
Thank you very much, first, for appreciating the smile, your lovely words made me smile even more today.

Yes, I agree that Quality is (and should stay) the most important criteria versus quantity when it comes to Academic positions.

Best regards,
3mon ago
Moses Orhero
Moses Orhero
MSC, Psych.
University of calabar, Dept of Pharmacology. Federal institute of psychiatric and mental health. NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria.
Dr.
Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
3mon ago
I think that the number of publication is an essential criteria to be considered but most importantly is the validity and impact of the publication that's most important. A publication is basically a research investigation that has been subjected to research methodologies and statistical analysis. There is an outcome, result and recommendations from such research. This is expected to impact positively, contribute to knowledge, proffer solutions to problems etcetera. So the impact superceeds the quantity.
Also career advancements in the academic fields I think is based on years of service and career progression, So all these three factors, Years of service, Qualifications advancements and number of publication determines elevation of career in academics.
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Dr Monica BUTNARIU
Dr Monica BUTNARIU
chemist
Banat's University Timisoara
doctor habilitate, professor
Timisoara, Romania
3mon ago
Yes, but more important is quality
Madhoosudan Patil
Madhoosudan Patil
University of Colorado, Denver
Postdoc
Aurora, CO, United States
3mon ago
Not really. To me it is more important that your work is translational to end user/patient.
Mr. Ajay Kumar
Mr. Ajay Kumar
PhD
Himachal Pradesh University
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3mon ago
Not really.
Markus Margelisch
Markus Margelisch
Neuromuscular Diseases Unit/ALS Clinic
St.Gallen, St.Gallen, Switzerland
3mon ago
Ich denke ja. Bezugnehmend auf die verschiedenen Positionen der Forschergruppen gibt das einen Anhaltspunkt über die forschenden Themen und Gebiete. Zudem lässt sich meiner Meinung nach aus der Zusammensetzung der Autoren eine gewisse Qualität und Kontinuität ableiten.
Auch die überschneidenden Themen wie z.B DNA/RNA und Klinik lässt sich so besser in einen Kontext bringen.
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Dr. Robert Rahimi
MD, MSCR
Baylor University Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Dallas, Texas, United States
3mon ago
Both are important and each University has criteria for promotion (i.e. 20 papers before applying to Associate professor).
Furthermore the higher impact factor papers are crucial, but national and international lectures help with promotion, and the invitation to give a lecture usually results when you have a high impact paper.
Susana Sofia Miguel
Susana Sofia Miguel
Universidade Catolica
PHD
Lisbon, lisbon, Portugal
3mon ago
Currently the number of publications continues to define academic acess, I considered that other criteria should be considered such as the quality of work developed.
Prof. Paulo Eduardo Ocke Reis
Prof. Paulo Eduardo Ocke Reis
PhD
Fluminense Federal University (UFF)
Prof.
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3mon ago
In my opinion , it depends !

You can write one paper, only one, with a valuable impact or twenty with not a high impact but still valuable.
Dr. Arati Sharma
Dr. Arati Sharma
MDS
BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan , Nepal
3mon ago
Impact is more valuable than number of publications.
Dr. Samir S Shoughy
Dr. Samir S Shoughy
MD
The Eye Center and The Eye Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3mon ago
The impact factor is more important in my opinion. If I am asked to submit a list of my latest publications, I would certainly select those published in high impact journals. However, it is still needed o have a good volume.
Dr NSENGA KUMWIMBA MATHIEU
Dr NSENGA KUMWIMBA MATHIEU
PhD
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Assistant Professor
Beijing, Beijing, China
3mon ago
This a rational issue with several possible answers.
Some place, they request background for faculty positions. Publications may also inform people that how much you're interested or involved in a particular research activities.
In general, the articles requirement for an academic position would differ/vary from one country to another country or university to another university. To date, the trend seems to be high emphasis on the:
IMPACT FACTOR of a journal in which your paper is published: for example, an article published in Nature would carry more weight than article published in another low journal. It generally the case that much more effort is needed to attain the level-of-outstanding needed by high- IF journals.
NUMBER OF PAPERS /PUBLICATIONS: an applicant for an academic position with 7 papers per year in high IF journals can have a better chance of being given/offered an academic position than an applicant with 11 papers per year in low IF journals.
Dr. Arati Sharma
Dr. Arati Sharma
MDS
BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan , Nepal
3mon ago
Greater the number of publication greater the experience. Yes, it must be a criteria for academic promotions. With each publication there should be some improvements from previous one.
Ahsan Ullah
Ahsan Ullah
Govt degree college pindi bhattian
Mr.
Hafizabad, Pakistan
3mon ago
Publications as first author only
Antonio Simone Laganà
Antonio Simone Laganà
MD
University of Insubria
Medical Doctor
Varese, Italy
3mon ago
In general, a huge number of publications correlates with high productivity (there are exceptions, of course).
Specifically, I think that just the papers published as first, second or last author should be taken into account to access academic positions.
Prof.  Giuseppina De Petro
Prof. Giuseppina De Petro
PhD
Division of Biology and Genetics/University of Brescia
Full Professor of Applied Biology
Brescia, Italy/ Lombardia, Italy
3mon ago
The number of publications and the number of citations in the last 10 or 5 years of research activity are relevant criteria to access academic positions in Italy. The number of publications and the number of citations requested are different to access the position of Associate or Full Professor .
Prof.  Giuseppina De Petro
Prof. Giuseppina De Petro
PhD
Division of Biology and Genetics/University of Brescia
Full Professor of Applied Biology
Brescia, Italy/ Lombardia, Italy
3mon ago
I agree with this comment. Just the papers published as first, second or last author should be taken into account to access academic positions.
Dr Khalil Salameh
Dr Khalil Salameh
MD , MRCP I , CONSULTANT NEONATOLOGY
Weill Cornell Medical College
consultant
Doha, Qatar
3mon ago
IT IA THE QUALITY AND THE IMPACT OF PUBLICATION, NOT THE QUANTITY
THE TYPE OF RESEARCH, PROSPECTIVE, MULTICENTER, DOUBLE BLINED RANDOMIZE CONTROL TRIAL
Dr. Roddy Hiram
Dr. Roddy Hiram
PhD
Montreal Heart Institute
I definitely agree with this comment
3mon ago
medical student Mugisha Bienfait
medical student Mugisha Bienfait
MD
UNIVERSITY OF GITWE,Rwanda
Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
3mon ago
In my humble opinion both matters.Publications normally would somehow impact on job positions.
Publications nowadays are being published but few are recognized and consulted.Reason why I should rather consider the impact than being focused to publications number.
Dr. Abir Ben Romdhane
Dr. Abir Ben Romdhane
PhD
Faculty of Sciences of Tunis- Sahara and Sahel Observatory
Water researcher
Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
3mon ago
In Tunisia, the number of publications and the number of citations are relevant criteria to access academic positions.
Dr. Abdolhosein Fereidoon
Dr. Abdolhosein Fereidoon
PhD
Semnan University
Professor
Semnan, Semnan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
3mon ago
in order to access academic positions the if is important
Dr Neritan Myderrizi
Dr Neritan Myderrizi
MD, PhD
Regional Hospital Durres
Durres, Albania
3mon ago
They are both important, the number of publication and the impact of them.
Mr Morteza Arab-Zozani
Mr Morteza Arab-Zozani
PhD
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Dr
Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
3mon ago
The number of publication and the impact of them are very important if the ethical issues are met. Today there are many unethical ways to publish articles and increase their impact. We need comprehensive criteria to measure the true knowledge of individuals. In my opinion, having a good and practical article is better than having 100 unsuitable articles.
Dr. Subramanian Krishnan
Dr. Subramanian Krishnan
PhD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
3mon ago
It doesn't matter IMHO. In the end, the only thing that matters is how influential your PI is within the scientific community and their support for your cause. If the PI's support for your future comes with Nature/Science/Cell publications on your side, all the more good. Unfortunately, IF still dictates the assessment of your scientific prowess. In addition, there are other variables such as your research institute, recommendation letters etc. If you're lucky to be at the right place at the right time, that will be ideal.
HYM Ali, HY Ali, HY  Husham Bayazed
HYM Ali, HY Ali, HY Husham Bayazed
MBChB, MSc, PhD
College of Medicine / University of Zakho / Kurdistan
Professor of Immunology
ZAKHO, DUHOK / Kurdistan, Iraq
3mon ago
The number of publications and its impact factors both is important for the famous statement and attracting academic professions in our universities.
Dr. Francis Akor
Dr. Francis Akor
MBBS,FWACP (Paeds)
NHS ENGLAND
Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics
London, United Kingdom
3mon ago
Both are very important but I personally would put more value on the number of publications for someone applying for an academic position. Remember the impact factor is not a measure of the researcher but more a measure of fhe journal quality.In this age of easy assess to internet and open access to publications I would put less weight on impact factor.
Mr Long Khanh-Dao Le
Mr Long Khanh-Dao Le
MSc
School of Health and Social Development
Research Fellow
Burwood, Victoria, Australia
3mon ago
I think the number of publication is more important for an early career research than those who are senior. With professor level, high impact journal or publication with high impact on policy and practice needs to be taken in account.
Dr. Chunming Cheng
Dr. Chunming Cheng
PhD
The Ohio State University
Senior Research Associate
Columbus, OH, United States
3mon ago
I think the high quality of publications is important for someone applying for an academic position. If your PI is very famous, please skip this factor!
abtie abebaw
abtie abebaw
Debre Markos University
Mr
Debre Markos, Amhara, Ethiopia
3mon ago
Yes it is one of criteria in different university; Ethiopia. e.g. It is important to develop academic rank from lecturer to assistance professor, from assistance prof to associate prof and from associate prof to professor……
Even if both number of publication and impact of journal is very important but from the two, impact of journal is very important. Since there is journal of predator.
Dr. Ashok Behera
Dr. Ashok Behera
PhD
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
Research Associate
kolkata, West Bengal, India
3mon ago
International publications more than 2- is highly appreciated
Dr. Maria Angeles Pajares
Dr. Maria Angeles Pajares
PhD
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC)
Madrid, Spain
3mon ago
The total number of publications only reflects activity. The quality of the work in this articles and their influence in the field should be more important.
Dr.  Shilpi Gupta
Dr. Shilpi Gupta
PhD
National Institute of Cancer and Prevention Research
Dr.
NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India
3mon ago
Yes.... Not only the Number of publication but also the impact factor of your publication is effect your academic position.
Anthony Cemaluk C Egbuonu
Anthony Cemaluk C Egbuonu
Ph.D
Department of Biochemistry, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
Professor (Associate)
Umudike, Abia/SouthEast, Nigeria
3mon ago
Yes, in many universities including where I lecture.
Henda Chaabouni
Henda Chaabouni
Observatoire de Paris et Université de Cergy-Pontoise
France
3mon ago
In my point of view, the number of publication must not be the main criteria.
Some relevant papers need times to be published.
Dr. Lori Duin Kelly
Dr. Lori Duin Kelly
Ph.D.
Carroll University
Professor of English (retired)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
3mon ago
Academic positions still look for candidates who demonstrate that they have both initiated and will continue to produce work in their specialties. Given he number of candidates seeking to land positions, this criteria becomes a way of winnowing down the size of the applicant pool. It goes without saying that promotion to full demands a clear and sustained record of publishing. Other than that, it's impossible to give specifics on the number of papers required to secure tenure and promotion. These standards vary from institution to institution, although a good rule of thumb might be to look at the faculty page of a department you are applying to, as this frequently shows not only where faculty are placing their work but also how frequently they are succeeding in doing so. While a publication in a journal like Nature is a substantial achievement, it's unlikely that any institution would find it reasonable to promote someone unless there is follow up to that work. As to your other question: the weight given to international versus national journals is somewhat idiosyncratic to the institution. Again, a visit to faculty pages at a school where you applying as well as to the pages of comparable institutions with similar programs will give you some idea of what is expected of you when it comes to the pace and quality of publication expected of you.
Dr. Roddy Hiram
Dr. Roddy Hiram
PhD
Montreal Heart Institute
Dear Dr Lori Duin Kelly,
Thank you very much for your detailed comment.
Deeply appreciated

Best regards
3mon ago
DR SUPRATIM DATTA
DR SUPRATIM DATTA
MBBS,MD,PGDCRRA
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
PROFESSOR AND HEAD
GANGTOK, SIKKIM, India
3mon ago
There is only as much quality research that can be done in a specified period of time. The very fact that a researcher cum academician might be churning humongous number of publications, could be an indication of data fabrication, manipulation. Importantly, such publications are more likely to be done in predatory journals, rather than peer reviewed indexed ones. so, not only should the number of publications, but also indexing of journals in which it has been published, should be taken into account. gift publications (with mutual benefits received from both sides), with authors having no/minimal contribution to the research project or manuscript development, should be discouraged at all levels. publication malpractices should be strongly, which often inflate the number of publications, should be strongly dissuaded.
Dr Elie E Daou
Dr Elie E Daou
Doctorate
Lebanese University
Beirut, Lebanon
3mon ago
I believe tgat it is the quality of yhe research.
Dr Elie E Daou
Dr Elie E Daou
Doctorate
Lebanese University
Beirut, Lebanon
3mon ago
I believe that it is the quality of the research. If submitting to a journal with a high impact factor means that that journal has strict multiple blind peer reviews as well as rigorous statistical analysis, this can add confidence in the scientific value of the study. Initially, the IRB will play an effective role in the Evaluation of the research protocol and the study phases control.
Dr. Carlo Carandang
Dr. Carlo Carandang
MD, MSc
Carlo Carandang, MD, FAPA
Psychiatrist
Seattle, Washington, United States
3mon ago
Impact is more valuable, especially in this day and age of new 'academic' journals coming on the scene at an alarming rate. That being said, impact should be measured in different ways, not just journal citations and the rankings of the publishing journal. Have to measure the true impact of an article, like how many 'eyeballs' it commands.
Dr. Lori Duin Kelly
Dr. Lori Duin Kelly
Ph.D.
Carroll University
Professor of English (retired)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
3mon ago
A strong record of publication is a pretty standard criteria for securing a place in the academy, and now, given the number of applicants for positions, it now also functions as a mechanism for winnowing down the size of the applicant pool. Once you attain a position, the professional clock begins all over again. What got you the position is not sufficient to guarantee your continuation in it. You will be expected to keep publishing, since publication is evidence that those outside your university see your making a contribution to the field. As far as a specific number of publications, that's up to the institution. One suggestion of how to unpack this is to see what colleagues at other unis are publishing in your field. Often faculty pages list the number of publications in their online biographies. This is also a way to see where they are publishing. If nothing else, if you can operate on a par with your peers, you are arming yourself with arguments to bolster your argument both to secure tenure but also to promote you. The specific impact of a publication is hard to establish. Once suggestion might be to do a search to determine the number of papers on a specific subject. If there are many, and yours is accepted, particularly by a good journal, that bolsters your argument that you are contributing to and having an impact on developments in your field.

Read Roberts
Read Roberts
PubFacts.com
Customer Success
Atlanta, GA, United States
3mon ago
great topic.
Professor Lovemore Gwanzura
Professor Lovemore Gwanzura
B Sc. ( Zambia); Mphi (Zimbabwe)l; MmedClin Epi ( Australia); PhD ( utrech
University Of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences
Professor
Harare, Zimbabwe
3mon ago
Yes ithenumber of publications are critical as an academic yard stick. The issue of associate prof s moving to other profitable jobs should not influence the evaluation of data nand making scientific conclusions by academic which have relevance to scientific discovery and innovations among others which really end up as yard stick measurement papers of academia. I therefore strongly agree with the above statement..
Dr Chrysanthus Chukwuma Sr
Dr Chrysanthus Chukwuma Sr
AB, MA, MD, PhD, DSc
University of Oulu and Oulu City Hospital
Finland
3mon ago
the impact is more relevant than the number of publications
Sibghat Ullah Rao
Sibghat Ullah Rao
Combined Military Hospital
Pakistan
2mon ago

quality but not the number can be a relevant criteria

Sibghat Ullah Rao
Sibghat Ullah Rao
Combined Military Hospital
Pakistan
2mon ago

quality, but not the number shud be the criteria

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