A while ago there was a hashtag on twitter (#365papers) that academics were using to keep themselves accountable on their goal to read (on average), 1 peer-reviewed paper per day. Staying on top of the literature both within my own field and in related fields is a huge task. It is a critically important part of being an academic but also one of the things that most suffers when I am busy. My group has decided to commit to a scaled down version of the #365papers challenge for the summer (#50papers over the next 10 weeks). Nothing like a little healthy competition to motivate me to keep up with my reading. The public chart in the hall outside of my office should also help :) What motivates you to stay on top of your reading?