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Monitoring & Evaluation
August, 2017
Council on Higher Education (CHE)

BrieflySpeaking No. 1, which is the first in a new CHE series on topical issues in higher education, considers research publication ethics in the context of monetary rewards for publishing. In South Africa, universities receive research output grants based on the quantum of research produced at the institution. Increasingly, there is concern that this may be affecting research ethics and leading to a focus on quantity over quality. This concern is explored in our first monitoring brief.