Modification:Sciento-2019-0004

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Accept that an annual book prize is to be offered for extensive participation on the encyclopedia. The winner(s) are to be decided by the encyclopedia editors.

The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Hakob Barseghyan and Jamie Shaw on 22 December 2019.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

Preamble

In the present-day academic climate of "publish-or-perish", academics are required to publish and present at prestigious venues. In contrast, spending time and effort commenting on the encyclopedia pages does little to further one's academic career. Thus, to address the problem of the lack of commenting, it is necessary to restructure the incentive structures.

Modification

To incentivize commenting, it may be a good idea to be offer a book prize for extensive participation on the encyclopedia. Such a prize will provide both a CV-worthy line and material incentive to participate. One possible downside of this approach has to do with the funding of the prize.

Note that this suggestion requires no formal changes to the workflow, but requires changes to our practices.

Verdict

The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

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References

  1. ^  Shaw, Jamie and Barseghyan, Hakob. (2019) Problems and Prospects with the Scientonomic Workflow. Scientonomy 3, 1-14. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33509.