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‘Salami slicing’ helps careers but harms science

Based on her interviews with senior academics, Taya Collyer, a PhD student in health research, reflects on how academic evaluation that values quantity over quality pervasively harms the scientific endeavour, leading even successful academics to retrospectively question research decisions.

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Collyer, T.A. ‘Salami slicing’ helps careers but harms science. Nat Hum Behav 3, 1005–1006 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0687-2

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