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Comment Re:Doesn't seem to help scientists... (Score 2, Informative) 154 154

No, scientists do not get paid for the papers they write by the journals. Their reputation though is almost solely built upon their published work. Also, universities often give a bonus if a certain number of publications is written during a year. Same with government grants.

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