Liston, Jeff (Research Associate) (2018) Ivory Towers of entitlement?: the commercialisation of academic palaeontologists. Geological Curator, 10 (10). pp. 671-680. ISSN 0144-5294

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Abstract

Palaeontology suffers from divisions amongst its community, along an ostensibly motivational division between acadmic and commercial palaeontologists, the former not being motivated financially, unlike the latter. These divisions are particularly plarised in the United States of America. In order to discuss why this attitude exsists, even when the financial division is no longer so clear, two factors are addressed: 1, latent entitlement attitudes inherent in the academic culture; 2, the commercialisation of academic palaeontology through the incentivisation of publishing, using the Chinese experience of scientific publishing as a microcosm for palaeontology globally. These factors are then dealt with as underpinning patterns of unethical - and sometimes even illegal - behaviour by academic palaeontologists

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 16:41
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 16:41
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2204

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