Wrong. [...] It should be publish or die.
I belive the phrase you're looking for is "publish or perish."
Either gets the point across.
I would like to see some data that outlines the potential
number of authors and the potential number of papers
as limited by page count.
It seems to me that this is a rigged game with rules
drawn from childhood agony playing musical chairs only
to the extreme.
With the modern internet page count is no longer the issue
but it is because that is how the game rules are written.
Qualified reviewers are few and far between as science,
literature, history and all of the academic world have carved
thing up into such fine narrow specialized fields that only
one researcher in the universe has any knowledge of the
Compound that by the rampant insertion of tenured staff names
in the author list of all papers coming out of institutions that
new science is all done by Mr Et Al.
The only process in the US that comes close to this foolishness is the process
in place for US patents where the contents of a whiteboard can be edited never
implemented and turned into a process patent. There is however overlap
where the whiteboard might be a class project or lecture note taken off line
and refactored into something apparently new but stolen outright.
Consider that if you are in a design meeting, and make a suggestion and
are not later credited as an inventor you are the victim of intellectual and
professional theft. Keep a notebook....