Publish or Perish

Publish or perish is an age-old adage in the world of research but one of our CRE researchers Ben Mol, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Monash Health and a Monash University Affiliate, is showing no signs of perishing. 

Ben Mol was one of more than a hundred health professional researchers who were quoted at being ‘over-publishers’ in Nature recently. These are people who are publishing papers on average every five days and Nature was investigating as to whether they could really claim genuine authorship of all their articles.

Professor Ben Mol.

Every quoted author was given an opportunity to write a statement about why they felt they were so productive and Ben Mol has done so in the appendix of the article in Nature. It is worth reading and we congratulate Ben on his productivity, high number of citations and his ‘h’ index which is approaching 100.