Would it be possible to be working with scientific research and not publish papers?
Scientific work is generally evaluated by scientific publications. The comparison between different working groups, therefore, can often be performed based on criteria such as number of publications and quality of journals. A relatively obsessive behavior for the next paper may be a consequence of this panorama. This article presents the opinion of the authors about the real importance of publishing papers within the scientific research process. Some comments on the stages of the research process are derived from concepts present in the literature related to the design process. Even though the research and design processes are different in objectives and methods, this comparison allows us to understand the fundamental importance of scientific publications. Scientific papers make public the information that must be absorbed, matured, reproduced, proved by the scientific community.