I was just reading the following two articles/notes. While they are not entirely about reproducible research, I think they reflect well the worries that many researchers have about current “publish or perish” research practices. Not sure I agree with all of it, but they do make a number of good remarks.
D. Geman, Ten Reasons Why Conference Papers Should be Abolished, Johns Hopkins University, Nov. 2007.
Y. Ma, Warning Signs of Bogus Progress in Research in an Age of Rich Computation and Information, ECE, University of Illinois, Nov. 2007.