How to use Publish or Perish effectively?
Presents the slides of a Bibliometrics Summer School session in July 2019
In the third week of July I was due to present about Publish or Perish [now in version 7] at the yearly ESSS Summer School, held in Leuven. Unfortunately, I had to unexpectedly cancel my participation so there are no nice pictures of the venue and Leuven to share. However, as I had already prepared the slides I thought I might as well make them available to a wider audience. The full slides can be downloaded here. I first discussed PoP's history, its philosophy, as well as recent new features and data sources, before sharing some survey data on what people use Publish or Perish for and what their background is [see above and below images].
Publish or Perish helps with dozens of daily academic tasks
The major part of the presentation focused on specific use cases for Publish or Perish. Links to dedicated blogposts or tutorial pages for some of these and many other use cases can be found below, but I strongly recommend you to review the presentation to understand better how to track your citations in different data sources, how to make your case for tenure or promotion, how to clean your Google Scholar Profile, and how to export both bibliographic details and query results or metrics.
- Making your case for impact
- Looking for John Smith: disambiguate authors in GS
- Preparing a case for tenure or promotion
- Deciding where to submit your next paper, which journals publish on your topic?
- Meeting with an official guest your academic hero?
- Impressing your academic interview panel
- Doing a literature review
- Evaluating your research group/department/school
- And many many more… [PoP: a Swiss army knife]
Help us to keep Publish or Perish
The development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006. PoP was designed to help individual academics to present their case for research impact and tenure and promotion to its best advantage, even if you have very few citations.
You can also use it to decide which journals to submit to, to prepare for a job interview, to do a literature review, to do bibliometric research, to write laudatios or obituaries, or to do some homework before meeting your academic hero. Publish or Perish is a real Swiss army knife.
Download and use of Publish or Perish is and will remain free (gratis), but your contribution toward the costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development is appreciated. Only about one user out of every ten thousand contributes, so your support is very welcome. If you find Publish or Perish useful, then this is your chance to say "thank you" to the developers.
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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.