Question by CentralSet: How many publications should a graduate student (5 year program) shoot for in a neuroscience program?
One publication good? Or should I go for like 8?
Answer by eri
That depends on many, many factors. In my PhD program (physics) students at top universities might have 10 by the time they graduate, while students from lower-ranked programs might have only 1 (I’m talking first-author publications). Students who joined collaborations will have many more co-authored publications than students who didn’t, but that doesn’t make their work any better. It’s not all about the number.
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