Started 20th Mar, 2023

Quality of research articles vs. Quantity of research articles Which is the better way to establish an eminent scientist?

I have seen some researchers who publish 4 to 5 articles per year but only in high impact factor journals (IF > 7.5) as well as many others who publish 20 to 30 articles per year inluding both the Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 journals as well as book chapters.
However, I would like to know the metrics on which a scientist is being recognised by his/her university to be qualified to receive grants and to become a Professor?
The responses are welcomed.

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Genick Bar-Meir
Potto Project NFP
I would agree with Wolfgang R. Dick and Joseph C Lee in his previous discussion. Today the promotion is not based quality. There is no one who can judge quality. Only time will tell. Producing quality might get some enemy as you will probably will prove that someone one is wrong.
Joseph C Lee
Queensland Health
Further to what Dr Genick Bar-Meir said that "... no one can judge quality..." - that seems to be so true. It seems to be ("true" quality) best recognised by people from your own field only. It seems they are the only people who best understand the worth of your work.
Having said that, appointments and decisions are made by people who do NOT know or understand.., In that case, quantity is more helpful to impress them.
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