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Lee Hadden writes "There is an interesting article by Mohamed Gad-el-Hak in the March
2004 issue of Physics Today. It concerns the "Publish or Perish" syndrome
in science, and how we are being overwhelmed in libraries by mediocre and
over- valued academic work. He suggests, among other things, better
choosing of journals for libraries, and the publication of impact factors
for scientific journals.
See the article at: http://www.aip.org/pt/vol-57/iss-3/p61.html"