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

Search report

Crossref searches

Google Scholar searches

Google Scholar Profiles

Microsoft Academic searches

PubMed searches

Scopus search

Web of Science searches

Importing external data

Exporting your data

Exporting references

Archiving your data

Become a PoP supporter

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

To keep Publish or Perish free (gratis) for everyone, your contribution toward the costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development is appreciated. Only one user out of every five thousand contributes, so any support is very welcome indeed.

Product name Unit price Quantity
PoP contribution (small) GBP 1.00
PoP contribution (medium) GBP 10.00
PoP contribution (large) GBP 50.00
PoP contribution (corporate) GBP 500.00
PoP guide (PDF, 2010) GBP 14.95
PoP tutorial (PDF, 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.