Slave to the number

I have written a post sometimes ago on the purpose of papers, discussing that the purpose of writing papers has been lost to various underlying motivations driven mainly by the hunger for credits, promotions, attention, security, or in summary: the love of self. This article will tell you one reason which has triggered such tendencies: the impact factor. Just another fact which reveals how naive it is to think that scientific enterprise is far from politics. Shall we bring it back?

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