B – Quality Journals and Gamesmanship

Macdonald S, KamRing J. Ring o’ Roses: Quality Journals and Gamesmanship in Management Studies. Journal of Management Studies. 44(4): 640655

Academic performance is measured by papers in quality journals much more than contribution to knowledge. This article referes to management studies but most considerations equally apply to all fields of science. Paper production is a means to measure academic performance and determine funding. The gamesmanship of publishing in quality journals is considered under different points of view. According to the auhtor cunning and calculation support scholarship and this gamesmanship will continue until the publication in quality journals is considered more important than the content of the papers therein published