Dr. Roddy HiramPhDMontreal Heart InstitutePost-Doctorate FellowMontreal, 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?