publish or perish


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publish or perish

Etymology: L, publicare, to make public, perire, to come to naught
Usage notes: (informal)
a practice followed in many academic institutions in which a contract for employment is renewed only if a candidate has demonstrated scholarship by having work published in a book or in a reputable refereed professional or scientific journal. This work is required in addition to whatever obligations for teaching or professional practice are entailed in the position.
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Scholarly writing retreats with protected time to become inspired, and to write, may be an answer to the Publish or Perish dilemma.
It becomes not only publish or perish, but sell or perish.
Before the days of academic pressure to publish or perish, mathematicians often held their discoveries as personal secrets and vehemently defended their ideas against both plagiarism and criticism.