Publish a paper every 5 days?! Profile of the 9000 hyper-prolific researchers by John Ioannidis R Klavans K Boyack #OA
New study in Nature on the prevalence of hyper-prolific scientists from the hyper-prolific John Ioannidis.
“Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days” The editorialized title of this article is highly misleading. After cleaning disambiguation and not considering high energy collaboration with thousands of authors, there are 265 authors!!!
Before the replication crisis sensitized me to funny business in science, I used to assume people who were highly productive were better people than me, using cocaine, or better people than me who use cocaine
Ioannidis' point of proliferic authors is well-taken, but I find his approach an unethical & unacceptable ad hominem attack. Authors were NOT informed that *their comments* would be published with their names disclosed. Why did comments need to be named?
Authorship is the coin of scholarship — and some researchers are minting a lot, say our columnists this week.
Comment: Authorship is the coin of scholarship — and some researchers are minting a lot.
There is no way these hyperprolific authors even read half their papers.
‘Authorship is the coin of scholarship — & some researchers are minting a lot.’ Great article on hyper-prolific authors by Ioannidis et al in
Authorship - who should be on the authors' list and why? Share your views with us Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
"Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days." By John Ioannidis, Richard Klavens, and Kevin Boyack
How many papers can you reasonably (co-)author within a year? John Ioannidis et al. identified researchers who publish a paper every 5 days (≥72/year), asking how they managed this and exploring what authorship actually means. Interesting read
John Ioannidis et al found that >9,000 authors published >72 papers (1 paper in every 5 days) in any one calendar year between 2000-2016 “Some fields or research teams have operationalized their own definitions of what authorship means” More in :
A revealing (although unfortunately not too surprising) piece about how some scientist deal with authorship. Also, I can recommend reading the supplementary material which includes comments by hyperprolific authors
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days.
Our columnists searched Scopus for authors who had published more than 72 papers (the equivalent of one paper every 5 days) in any one calendar year between 2000 and 2016. Here are the results 👇
Han identificado investigadores que pubican un paper cada cinco días. Los autores confiesan que no han podido identificar si estos investigadores hacen algo "inapropiado" para ser tan productivos. Lo mejor es la respuesta de los propios investigadores... 🧐
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
"Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days”, by John Ioannidis et al. Some of the answers from the authors are pretty insane...
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Reflexión sobre autorías y los autores hiperprolíficos ("journaleros" o publicadores compulsivos) ¿Cantidad vs Calidad?
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Publishing a paper every 5 days 😬 #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
The sorry state of unwarranted multi-authorship... “Loose definitions of authorship, and an unfortunate tendency to reduce assessments to counting papers, muddy how credit is assigned.”
More than 9000 scientists have published more than 72 scientific papers (one paper every 5 days) in any one year between 2000 and 2016. Akihisa Inoue of Japan published 2,566 full papers indexed in Scopus, also has retracted 7 found to be self-duplication!
¿como? Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
interesting read in on hyper-prolific researchers
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
My two favorite explanations for how some people manage to author a paper every 5 days - "hard work" and "love of research". In other good news, the number of people who REALLY LOVE research has grown 20-fold in less than 20 years. Yay!
"To highlight uncertain norms in authorship, John P. A. Ioannidis et al identified the most prolific scientists of recent years" Absolutely ironic: JP Ioannidis himself publishing about the same as the people (more or less) accused of bending the rules.
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days. (At least 72 in any calendar year.) What's the over/under on how many of these 9,000 scientists at least read the papers they publish?
Quite ironic that the person criticising the system of high-volume research and singeling out individuals as "hyper-prolific" (not in a positive way, obviously) has published more than 100 papers since the start of last year...
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
I have heard of hyperprogression in #immunotherapy, but this is a new one - “hyperprolific” authors - publishing a new paper every FIVE days! And it’s not as rare a breed as you think. Latest from John Ioannidis
What does it mean to be an author of an academic paper? How can anyone put out a new paper every 5 days?!?!? #pedsicu #academicmedicine
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
#ProductivityGoals #OrMaybeNot
"Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days" - maybe it's just me, or the research field I'm in. Or both. But this makes no sense to me whatsoever. #intellectualownership
Very interesting article: Of the 265 hyperprolific authors -- who had published at least 1 paper every 5 days in at least 1 of the recent years -- 81 actually responded.
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
There are thousands of “hyper prolific researchers” who publish one original paper every 5 days.. many are part of consortium, department heads or just gift authorships
Quite possible! Check this , his name may be there
Very interesting analysis of "hyperprolific" scientists: "Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days"
Fascinating paper on “hyperproliphic authors”. Last week, brilliantly tackled the issue. If you have not seen the actual paper discussing this topic, here it is. Really a #MustRead
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
The thousands of scientists who publish a paper every five days... or more often cc:
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Caposcuola super prolifici. La paternità di un lavoro scientifico è di chi ha condotto lo studio o scritto l’articolo. La authorship “onoraria” (dei capi Dipartimento o dei responsabili di UO) è un sopruso che altera anche...
Concentration of hyperprolific authors (1 paper every 5 days) in medical and biosciences. Important article for funders and national research reviews when comparing authors across disciplines. Raises question what is authorship?
"We searched Scopus for authors who had published more than 72 papers (the equivalent of one paper every 5 days) in any one calendar year between 2000 and 2016, a figure that many would consider implausibly prolific. We found more than 9,000 individuals"
I don't have time to *read* a paper every 5 days.
“Authors must do all of four things to qualify: play a part in designing or conducting experiments or processing results; help to write or revise the manuscript; approve the published version; and take responsibility for the article’s contents.”
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Just time to actually read all the manuscripts & reviews for papers being published every few days would take all your time. Clear that a lot of these "hyperprolific authors" are based on position & reputation, not contributions to a given paper. #AcWri
This is interesting; concerns the meaning of authorship: Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Despite the over-sensational headline, this is still quite interesting. Hyperprofilic authors who publish a paper every 5 days on average are on the rise (most are medical/life scientists - physicists are excluded in the figure)
This is a massive problem.
Interesting analysis of "hyperprolific" scientists (spoiler alert: this seems to occur more frequently in epidemiology!). Highlights the need for further clarification on what constitutes scientific authorship
The recent hyperproliferation of hyperprolific academic authors is kinda stunning. A lot of authors don’t meant what you mean by the word “author”. /cc
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
“One still needs to see the total publishing output of each scientist, benchmarked against norms for their field.” Indeed.....and read the paper! In Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
Many 'hyperproductive' scientists publish a paper every five days. Many of them acknowledged in questionnaire that they often do not meet authorship criteria via
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days via & John Ioannidis
Ever published a paper in an academic journal? How about doing it every five days?
12. The scientists who publish a paper every 5 days Ioannidis, Klavans and Boyack are back together to study the few biomedical authors who publish more than 72 original articles a year
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days. Interesting read
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days. (2018), John P. A. Ioannidis, Richard Klavans and Kevin W. Boyack
Scientific Research : Hyperprolific authors proliferate
sometimes i think i am somewhat productive, and then i see stuff like this: "housands of scientists publish a paper every five days"
ICYMI Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days: to highlight uncertain norms in authorship, researchers identified the most prolific scientists of recent years.
And you were so happy that you finally finished that paper last month.
I think I'm a long way from "hyperprolific"
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
For the few "hyper-productive" scientists who publish 100s or 1000s of papers in short periods of time, how much is signal & how much is noise that is bad for the field? #scicomm #science
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
And were content finishing that paper last month.
"Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days" I don't see a gender breakdown. But I bet I can guess
‘Hyperprolific authors proliferate’. Give me slow and steady interpretive social science any day!
How to be prolific - ignore the Vancouver criteria for authorship.
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days #academia
I need to pull my socks up!
Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days--interesting analysis of hyperprolific authors
What the heck is going on? Miss Elena Ceaușescu or something else?
An interesting article, highlighting "hyperprolific" scientists who publish >1 paper every 5 days. But the authors seem dubious of leaders of big teams who are deeply invested in everything their group produces. is deservedly on the list!
Comment provides look at hyperprolific authors who publish more than 72 papers in a calendar year from John Ioannidis , Richard Klavans & Kevin Boyack