How the “Publish or Perish”​ rewarding system in academia may unwittingly lead to pseudoscience?

Prologue

he “Publish or Perish” rewarding system in academia demands researchers to rapidly publish their scientific results to retain or promote their careers. From one perspective, such a culture may encourage and motivate early-stage researchers to focus on scientific advancements, and therefore produce bleeding-edge researches in the field. At the same time, this phenomenon may lead researchers to hastily publish inaccurate results (scrambling whatever they…