Publish or perish: how are research and reputation related?

Jonathan Linton, Jonathan D. Linton, Robert Tierney, Robert Tierney, Steven Thomas Walsh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

27 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)


A study of twenty-seven fields in 350 highly ranked universities examines the relationship between reputation and rank. We find that many metrics associated with research prowess significantly correlate to university reputation. However, the next logical step– looking at the relationship that links different academic fields with the reputation of the university–did not always offer the expected results. The phrase “publish or perish” clearly has very different meanings in different fields.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-257
JournalSerials review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • IR-88613
  • METIS-283168
  • Publish or perish
  • University research reputation
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Academic reputation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Publish or perish: how are research and reputation related?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Linton, J., Linton, J. D., Tierney, R., Tierney, R., & Walsh, S. T. (2011). Publish or perish: how are research and reputation related? Serials review, 37(4), 244-257.