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1 "Publish or Perish" The following poem - "Publish or Perish" - won the (English-language category) prize in the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF2006) Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Andrea von Braun Stiftung in Munich, 2006.Euroscience Open Forum ESOF2006Poetry CompetitionAndrea von Braun Stiftung The award of 300 euros has been donated by the author to the Alliance for Tax-Payer Access in support of their efforts to promote the adoption of the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) in the US.Alliance for Tax-Payer Access Euroscience euros supporting US OA… 'Self-Archive Unto Others As You Would Have Them Self-Archive Unto You'

2 Publish or Perish Words: Stevan Harnad Images: Judith Economos (You are encouraged to use this PPT or PDF series to help promote Open Access and Open Access Policies, e.g., FRPAA) FRPAA

3 As Science is mere structured common sense

4 Her means but trial & error made intense

5 The only Virtue setting her apart

6 And raising her above (some think) mere Art

7 Is her convergence ever on Consensus:.

8 . Collective, self-corrective her defenses.

9 A flagellant, she boldly does defy

10 Reality her Schemes to falsify

11 Yet all this noble jousting were in vain

12 And all this pain would yield no grain of gain

13 If Science were content, a shrinking Violet,

14 Her works from all the World e, er to keep private

15 Instead, Performance, public and artistic,

16 Restraining all Propensities autistic

17 Perhaps less out of error-making Dread

18 . Than banal need to earn her daily Bread.

19 For Showbiz being what it is today

20 Work, s not enough: you gotta make it pay

21 What ratings, sweeps & Polls count for our Actors

22 No less than our elected Benefactors

23 For Science, the commensurate Equation

24 Is not just Publication but Citation

25 The more your work is accessed, read and used

26 the higher then is reckoned its just Dues

27 Sounds crass, but there may be some consolation

28 Where there, s still some residual Motivation

29 To make a Difference, not just make a Fee:

30 The World Wide Web at last can make Science free


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