How much is my paper worth?

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For scientific research to have an impact, its findings need to be communicated. Usually, such communications take the form of published papers in a journal. Given that most papers are rarely cited, yet consume a great deal of a scientist’s time, treasure, and talent, the value of scientific publication as an enterprise merits consideration. What is a paper really worth? In this Perspective, I consider three potential values: career, science, and society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2878-2879
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular Biology of the Cell
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


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