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In this chapter, Binswanger (a critic of the current scientific process) explains how artificially staged competitions affect science and how they result in nonsense. An economist himself, Binswanger provides examples from his field and shows how impact factors and publication pressure reduce the quality of scientific publications. Some might know his work and arguments from his book 'Sinnlose Wettbewerbe'.doi:10.1007/978-3-319-00026-8_3 fatcat:sxabxgm4pnaizbmqmwzpgzwmsa