Incentives to Publish

Non-refereed Journal Article

Gleditsch, Nils Petter (2007) Incentives to Publish, European Political Science 6(2): 185–191.

Abstract: European political scientists lag behind their US counterparts when it comes to publication in peer-reviewed outlets and for many established academics publication declines as they reach more advanced stages of their careers. I attribute this mainly to a lack of incentives to publish more, and through better channels. Based mainly on recent Norwegian developments, I acknowledge that efforts are being made to improve the situation, but argue that more can be done by universities, research institutes, and research councils.

This article is part of a symposium on 'Why European Political Science is so Unproductive and What should be done about it', edited by Gerald Schneider.


Nils Petter Gleditsch

Nils Petter Gleditsch

Research Professor; Professor Emeritus of Political Science, NTNU