Dire need of changes in the methods for assessing university faculty productivity in developing countries

Ali Sibtain Farooq Sheikh, Mona Mohamed

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Publishing has become a necessity for promotion of faculty in academia. The faculties in developing countries face considerable difficulties publishing due to their prime focus on clinical approaches and resources for proper research. This often leaves no room for the pressured clinicians but to pursue poor quality publications just for the sake of promotion when the time for their promotion comes. The authors suggest establishing separate promotion tracks besides research in these underprivileged areas in order to avoid infestation of original research with poor ones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Medical Research and Opinion
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Aug 19 2015



  • Developing countries
  • Faculty
  • Productivity
  • Promotion
  • Publications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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