How to conduct searches with Microsoft Academic
Explains how to use Microsoft Academic as a new data source in Publish or Perish
From version 5 onwards Publish or Perish includes the option to conduct Microsoft Academic queries. For information about Microsoft Academic coverage see the following blog posts:
- Microsoft Academic (Search): a Phoenix arisen from the ashes?
- Microsoft Academic: Is the Phoenix getting wings?
- Microsoft Academic is one year old: the Phoenix is ready to leave the nest
Microsoft Academic query pane
The Microsoft Academic query pane allows you to perform a Microsoft Academic query and analyse its results; it contains a structured version of the parameters accepted by Microsoft Academic. Publish or Perish uses these parameters to perform a Microsoft Academic query, which is then analyzed and converted to a number of statistics. The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting in other applications) or saved to a text file (for future reference or further analysis).
Microsoft Academic subscription key
Publish or Perish includes results from Microsoft Academic Knowledge API in Azure Cognitive Services, made possible with a generous grant from Microsoft Research. You no longer need a subscription key, although you can use your own key if preferred in the Microsoft Academic preferences dialog.
How to perform a Microsoft Academic search
To perform a Microsoft Academic search:
- Enter the relevant parameters in the various fields (see the Publish or Perish manual for an explanation of each parameter);
- Click Lookup or press the Enter key.
The program will now contact Microsoft Academic to obtain the citations, process the list, and calculate the citation metrics, which are then displayed in the results list. The full list of results is also available for inspection or modifications and can be exported in a variety of formats.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.