Hong Kong Principles seek to replace ‘publish or perish’ culture
The practice of valuing quantity above quality in research needs to change if trust in science is to be maintained.
This great Nature Index piece, and the Hong Kong Principles it describes, suggest an approach to research practice and culture, that applauds quality over quantity and that celebrates responsible conduct. We included links to 10 related pieces.
Named after a 2019 conference in the city where they were first discussed, the guidelines are designed to incentivise more rigorous science.
The 5 Hong Kong Principles:
- Assess responsible research practices
- Value complete reporting
- Reward the practice of open science (open research)
- Acknowledge a broad range of research activities
- Recognise essential other tasks like peer review and mentoring