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Publication constraints are not new for those who serve in certain institutions and commercial organizations, including the corporate industries.1 Whatever is said and done, federal funding or government funds are critical for the development of basic research. Basic research is the foundation on which applied research is built. If university funding dwindles, industries will dominate research. Once an industry promotes research, it becomes obligatory for the scientist to follow its regulations

Ds Sheriff

Publication constraints are not new for those who serve in certain institutions and commercial organizations, including the corporate industries.1 Whatever is said and done, federal funding or government funds are critical for the development of basic research. Basic research is the foundation on which applied research is built. If university funding dwindles, industries will dominate research. Once an industry promotes research, it becomes obligatory for the scientist to follow its regulations. Once the career opportunity takes the upper hand, the freedom of dissemination of true information automatically gets curtailed.

Therefore it is very important for a scientist to balance research interests with career options. The invisible influences a scientist faces are many. One cannot be a true scientist if he or she does not have the freedom to report the findings of a project. Any firm or industry that curtails such a freedom can never be the ideal institution...

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