Publish or Perish User's Manual

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.

About Publish or Perish Using Publish or Perish Data sources

What's new?

System requirements


Citation metrics

Accuracy of the results

Frequently Asked Questions

Command reference

Dialog boxes reference

Message reference

Quick introduction

Author search

Journal search

General/keywords search

Affiliation search

Search results

Folder tree

Searches list

Results list

Full search report

Crossref searches

Google Scholar searches

Google Scholar Profiles

Microsoft Academic searches

Scopus search

Web of Science searches

Importing external data

Exporting your data

Exporting references

Archiving your data

Support Publish or Perish

The development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006. 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 are appreciated. Your support helps further development of Publish or Perish for new data sources and additional features.

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.