Quality vs. Quantity

"Why should students publish?" asks the Exponential Book blog's Massimo. It's customary for science grad students to co-author some articles to beef up their resumes while they're studying, Massimo says, and there are many reasons to encourage them to do so — to disseminate their work, achieve milestones, and to begin building a respectable publishing list as soon as possible.

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