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A blog post at bayblab confronts the age-old (or at least pretty old) conundrum of 'publish or perish'. As a grad student, it might be tempting to succumb to peer pressure and rush into publishing, since the only way to get an assistantship is to have your name in print. It’s probably not worth it, they write, at the cost of an imperfect paper.

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