System requirements

Publish or Perish has the following system requirements:

  • Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8, or 10, including x64 editions. Some (non-essential) functions require Windows 7 or later and have reduced functionality on Windows XP, 2003, and Windows Vista.
  • Publish or Perish will also run correctly on Wine 1.8 or later, if Wine emulates one of the Windows versions mentioned above. For details, see Publish or Perish on GNU/Linux and Publish or Perish on OS X. You might encounter some limitations when an external web browser is required for Google CAPTCHAs or Web of Science sign in.
  • Enough memory to run the operating system comfortably.
  • About 4.5 MB hard disk space for the software proper, and anything from 1 MB up to several hundred MB to store the retrieved data. (You can reclaim disk space by regularly clearing the query cache through the Tools > Clear Cache command.)
  • An Internet connection. If your Internet access takes place through a proxy server, then make sure that you are properly logged in to the proxy so the Publish or Perish software can reach the Google and Microsoft servers.