The problem is, of course, that producing high-quality research papers that peer-reviewed journals will be pleased to publish takes a great deal of time – a commodity that is too often in short supply when working to achieve immediate career goals. It will always be important to publish the number of research papers required to earn a teaching position, a university degree, institutional resources or research funding. After all, even academics and scientists daily sustained by the intellectual nutrition of their research activities need to eat, and most research projects grind to a halt without the support that producing a large number of published papers per year can inspire. It is also important to remember, however, that those papers are most likely to earn you recognition and support if they are of a high quality and contribute in meaningful ways to knowledge and practice in your field. The key, then, is to maximise both the quality and the quantity of the research papers that you publish each year.