A recent pre-print showed that scientists in China can earn up to $165,000 to publish a paper in a top journal, but that’s not the only place where researchers can get some extra cash.
Recently, we conducted an informal search for other institutions around the world that offer cash prizes for publishing research — and were surprised at what we found.
People have raised concerns about these incentives, given that they often just overload top journals with submissions, but don’t necessarily increase publication rates. Furthermore, there are concerns that these kinds of incentives can encourage fraudulent publishing practices — such as fake peer reviews — out of countries such as China.
Check out where else scientists can earn almost $14,000 USD per paper, as part of our latest feature in Science, out today.
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