Accounting for Academics

"Publish and perish" has been successfully pursued by the hundreds of thousands leading to the sustained exponential growth of the bibliome. This growth in turn has created institutional stresses in creating balanced and standardized reviews of promotion cases and therefore we should not be surprised that there are now proposals to have a promotion process that is increasingly bibliometrically driven despite a rearguard action. Will our academic rank equal our pagerank in 20 years?

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