PoP 8 new features (14): Transparency & replicability

Week 14 of a weekly announcement of new features of Publish or Perish version 8

On the 1st of November 2021, nearly exactly 15 years after first launching Publish or Perish, we released version 8 of the software. After two months of "soft launch", we are now ready to publicise its new features. To do so, I will post about a new feature every Thursday. If you want a complete overview have a look at this blogpost: Publish or Perish version 8.

We improved the diagnostic log allowing the user to see exactly what search strings Publish or Perish sends to the various data sources.This allows advanced users to verify that the searches they are running are translated as they intend. It also allows them to replicate the search on the web platform in question if so so desired.

You will find this log on the Publish or Perish main menu:

  • Windows - use the Help > Open Diagnostic Log command from the main menu bar
  • macOS - use the Publish or Perish > Open Diagnostic Log command from the main menu bar

Download Publish or Perish version 8

You can download the latest version of Publish or Perish from the following pages:

Related blogposts

Support Publish or Perish

Development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006, regularly adding new features and data sources and expanding use cases and geographical distribution.

To keep Publish or Perish free (gratis) for everyone, your contribution toward our costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development is appreciated. If you find Publish or Perish useful, then this is your chance to say "thank you" to the developers.

You can support us by buying the Publish or Perish guide or tutorial and/or through a donation. Only one user out of every five thousand contributes (that is, only 0.02% of all users!), so any support is very welcome indeed. For more detail see: Support Publish or Perish.