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Correspondence: Prof Adrian K Dixon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearly, academic endeavour has to be the single most important criterion for appointment to an academic position and for subsequent promotion. It is rare for excellence either in teaching or clinical practice to offset a poor publication record. However, the pressure to publish and gain related grant income can lead to problems in the normal academic pursuits of a department or institution. These and other related issues will be explored in this editorial.
Keywords: academic promotion, citations, impact factor, publication
Singapore Med J 2009; 50(9): 847-850