How to use Publish or Perish effectively?

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 images].

What do you use PoP for?

What is your position?

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.

Support Publish or Perish

The development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006. Publish or Perish 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 support toward the costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development is appreciated. Only about one user out of every ten thousand donates, so your support is very welcome. You can support Publish or Perish by donating, or by buying a PDF copy of the Publish or Perish Book or the Publish or Perish Tutorial.

If you find Publish or Perish useful, then this is your chance to say "thank you" to the developers.

Product name Unit price Quantity
Donation for Publish or Perish (small) GBP 1.00
Donation for Publish or Perish (medium) GBP 10.00
Donation for Publish or Perish (large) GBP 50.00
Donation for Publish or Perish (corporate) GBP 500.00
Publish or Perish Book (PDF edition, 2010) GBP 14.95
Publish or Perish Tutorial (PDF edition, 2016) GBP 9.95

Note: all prices are in Pounds Sterling (GBP). For UK and EU customers, VAT at the local rate is included in the price.