In Research Land, publish or perish is the law of the jungle. That’s not a bad thing. Research is pointless if nobody hears about it. And when it comes time to get jobs, promotions, tenure, raises, and professional accolades, peer-reviewed publications are the coin of the realm.
So how come a slew of prominent researchers working on artificial intelligence is staging a revolt, boycotting Nature Machine Intelligence, a new journal from an ultra-prestigious publisher? How can they get away with such impudence, and why would they try?
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