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.

Watch an interview on the Publish or Perish software

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.

Product name Unit price Quantity
PoP donation (small) GBP 1.00
PoP donation (medium) GBP 10.00
PoP donation (large) GBP 50.00
PoP donation (corporate) GBP 500.00
Publish or Perish guide (2010) GBP 3.49
Publish or Perish tutorial (2016) GBP 2.99

Note: all prices are in Pounds Sterling (GBP). VAT does not apply.