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New Ways of Counting Researcher Contribution


The “publish-or-perish” paradigm continues to dominate the research process, particularly with regard to researcher advancement, promotion, and funding. However, with the rise of preprint servers, the NIH’s new focus on “interim research products” (of which preprints are one), and the ongoing campaigns to make contributor roles more visible (e.g., via CRediT), we may be moving toward a deeper and broader way to count researcher contributions that will ultimately impact our definition of publishing.

Jenny Lee, 
Royal Society of Chemistry

Casey Greene, Integrative Genomics Lab, University of Pennsylvania
Dina Paltoo, National Institutes of Health
Kristi Holmes, Northwestern University
Vincent Larivière, PhD, University of Montreal