Reader jekka asks:
Are you advocating Least Publishable Unit papers here DM?
Naturally this comes with qualifiers. For now, however, I invite you to stretch yourself and
1) Define the Least Publishable Unit concept and manuscript type as cleanly as you can.
2) explain to me what the cost/problem/drawback is in the PubMed era.
Finally, please assure me that you have never cited a paper you consider an LPU, never allowed* such a turd to shape, motivate or inform your research and for goodness sake never polluted a grant application with any such thing.
*naturally, I have done all these things. Repeatedly.