What's new in Publish or Perish

Below is an overview of the new features and improvements that have been made to Publish or Perish. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the new features. You can download the latest public software release from the Publish or Perish download page.

Release Build Changes
7.21.2824 7448 CmdLine: added exit codes for specific error situations; added ISSN support to Microsoft Academic searches
7.21.2812 7445 Windows: Fixed outdated Scopus Developer link
7.21.2811 7445 Fully implemented Empty Trash command on all platforms
7.21.2806 7444 Restricted cleanup of 'single quoted' phrases to allow operator pass-through
7.21.2799 7443 CmdLine: Really split progress messages to stderr
7.21.2783 7437 Cmdline: Added support for TSV output, plus field headers to CSV output
7.21.2782 7436

Added support for new Microsoft Academic API fields, in particular an improved title words field and more detailed publication details.

Note: This is a potentially breaking change: the meaning of the Microsoft Academic Title words and Keywords fields have subtly changed; please review any Microsoft Academic searches that use these fields. See Microsoft Academic searches for details.

7.20.2780     7435 Added per-search results limit to Google Scholar searches
7434 All non-alphanumerics are now removed from search terms before submission
7432 Improved parsing of Google Scholar Profile results
7426 Various internal cleanup for consistency and maintenance
7.19.2739 7407 Curly “quotes” are now mapped to straight "quotes" when used in query terms
7.19.2726 7377 macOS: Added code to ensure that long-running instances don't exceed max retries
Windows: Fixed various issues caused by exceptions in IE browser component
7.19.2723 7370 Windows: Reimplemented Export to/Import from Archive commands
7.19.2716 7354 macOS: Reimplemented Export to/Import from Archive commands
7.18.2702 7332 Internal redesign of query submission
7.17.2685 7318 Added extra cleanup to abstract extraction, to remove spurious newlines etc.
7.17.2677 7316 Added automatic abstracts retrieval during publication searches; added abstracts to a new, extended Search Report format
7.16.2671 7312 macOS: Fixed off-by-several bug in Retrieve citing references command
7.15.2643 7260 Changed retrieval order for Microsoft Academic to by-citations
7259 Improved Web of Science native query generation
7256 Adapted to changes in Crossref API fields
7.14.2627 7247 Fixed rare type-confusion bug within GS citing references
7.14.2619 7235 macOS: Added context-sensitive help buttons
7235 macOS: Implemented Open Citing Works command
7235 macOS: Implemented Collect Garbage command
7235 Windows: Aligned various commands with macOS version
7235 Various small fixes and improvements
7.12.2519 7193 macOS: Fixed some off-by-one search type menu items
7.12.2517 7189 Google Scholar Profile author search results are now updated on the fly
7.12.2515 7189 Windows: Fixed issue with Rich Text exports to clipboard
7.12.2513 7188 Fixed bug that curtailed CSV output to clipboard under some circumstances
7.12.2511 7187 macOS: Added Dark mode background to installer
7.12.2505 7183 macOS: Added drag & drop (including citations merging)
7.11.2495 7174 macOS: Added update checks
7174 Search reports and exports now sort results the same as on screen
7174 Added ISSN field to Microsoft Academic
7.10.2376 7119 macOS: Upgraded PoP minimum requirements to macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
7.10.2373 7118 Removed Dimensions data source
7.10.2355 7112 Windows: Fixed an issue with Unicode conversion of some file paths
7.10.2343 7109 macOS: First public release for PoP 7.x macOS edition
7.10.2335 7105 Further cleanup; first public release for PoP 7.x Windows edition
7.10.2319 7102 Various internal improvements; implemented publication search for Dimensions
7.10.2307 7099 Changed MAS searches to use POST instead of GET, to increase maximum query length; various internal improvements to reduce unnecessary disk accesses
7.10.2304 7098 Various internal improvements regarding query progress updates
7.10.2300 7097 New queries are now created with a copy of the original query's parameters; many other cosmetic improvements in macOS version
7.10.2088 7091 Further sharing of functionality between macOS and Windows editions
7.10.2280 7089 Consolidated All of the words, Any of the words, etc. fields into a single unified Keywords field across all data sources.
7.9.2274 7086 Improved internal query parsing and conversion to various native syntaxes
6.49.6406 7079 Added All of the words field to Web of Science query terms; made All of the words field in Scopus query terms more specific
7.9.2264 7079 Added All of the words field to Web of Science query terms; made All of the words field in Scopus query terms more specific
6.48.6402 7047 Adapted to change in Google Scholar CAPTCHA response
7.9.2214 7047 Adapted to change in Google Scholar CAPTCHA response
7.8.2192 7032 Further development for macOS; backported to Windows version
7.6.2154 7008 Improved internal cookies handling
7.6.2143 7005 Adapted to changes in Google Scholar profiles
6.46.6370 7005 Adapted to changes in Google Scholar profiles
6.45.6354 6959 Removed PoPData.lock data mutex for the time being
6.44.6349 6949 More tweaks to Scopus quoting rules
7.5.2029 6941 Further internal development
6.43.6347 6929 Adapted to changes in Microsoft Academic API; fixed double-quoting of some Scopus queries introduced in 6.42
6.42.6345 6928 Improved handling of "quoted phrases"; added [title] suffix to indicate title word searches
6.41.6343 6912 Fixed copy/paste issue that reset query date
7.4.1974 6907 Added Dimensions as a new data source; tons of internal improvements
6.41.6341 6907 Added data mutex for compatibility with PoP 7.x
7.2.1915 6879 Feature-complete release of PoP 7.x (Win GUI) for testing
6.40.6326 6879 Made PoP 6.x only recalculate metrics when results are loaded
6.39.6325 6879 Small fixes for upward compatibility with PoP 7.x
6.38.6321 6875 Small changes to Google CAPTCHA handling
6.37.6316 6873 Partially reinstated some data source preferences
6.36.6305 6864 Removed per-data source preferences to prevent abuse
6.35.6304 6852 Improved keyboard focus handling; added next/previous pane commands
6852 Added extra checks for Internet Explorer version
7.0.1726 6819 Initial (internal testing only) release of Publish or Perish 7.x
6.34.6288 6798 Adapted to new Microsoft Academic URL from Microsoft Cognitive Services Labs instead of Azure. NOTE: You may have to request a new subscription key.
6798 Added experimental support for author ID in the Authors field of Scopus query terms
6798 Added Title words field to Scopus query terms
6798 Various minor internal improvements
6.33.6259 6749 Small improvements in Web of Science login and Google Scholar error detection
6.32.6221 6702 Added multiple profile selection to Google Scholar Profiles
6.31.6215 6691 Added profile label search to Google Scholar Profiles
6.30.6209 6688 Re-implemented Web of Science roaming login
6.29.6203 6684 Added option to make results list sorting order persistent
6.28.6197 6663 Corrected All of the words processing in Google Scholar query terms
6.27.6194 6642 Added Title words field to Google Scholar query terms (instead of previous Title only checkbox)
6642 Added support for the use of raw profile IDs in Google Scholar Profile searches
6642 Changed grouping of Scopus AND/OR query terms
6.26.6188 6641 Adapted to the demise of Google Scholar Advanced search API
6.25.6178 6629 Added extra authorisation checks for Web of Science access
6.24.6176 6629 Increased maximum results for Microsoft Academic if used with personal subscription key instead of Microsoft's courtesy key
6.23.6175 6627 Various improvements to diagnostics and the full query report
6.22.6165 6608 Adapted importer to changes in Scopus CSV and RIS export formats
6.21.6145 6594 Various small improvements in HTTP response handling
6.20.6110 6560 Added h-index and g-index citation counts and coverage to full query report
6.19.6109 6557 Added age-weighted citation rate to full query report; added two new columns to results CSV export format
6.18.6032 6516 Strike-through results from Google Scholar Profile are now disregarded in metrics calculations and displayed as (number) in the results list
6.17.6021 6512 Added free Microsoft Academic support, courtesy of Microsoft Research
6.16.6003 6507 Minor internal cleanup
6.15.5992 6503 New major version with additional data sources and Full Query Report
5.39.5981 6496 Minor update for minor change in Google Scholar data format
5.38.5975 n/a Internal updates backported from PoP6
5.37.5954 6485 Added exception handler block around IE cleanup
5.36.5945 6482 Backported various small corrections and improvements from PoP6
5.36.5936 6477 Further minor adaptations to changed data formats
5.36.5931 6476 Adapted to changes in Google Scholar data formats
5.35.5922 6475 Yet more Google CAPTCHA processing added
5.34.5917 6473 Google CAPTCHA support is now permanently enabled
5.33.5916 6471 PoP now automatically adjusts Internet Explorer's Scripting setting if required for Google CAPTCHAs
5.32.5905 6467 Added reminder to update Internet Explorer if Google CAPTCHAs are not working
5.31.5815 n/a Switched to 2017 runtime libraries
5.30.5805 n/a Minor internal cleanup
5.29.5793 6409 Added auto-scrolling during drag & drop in various lists and trees
6403 Changed embedded URLs to HTTPS
5.28.1 6296 Updated Microsoft Academic query URL
5.28.0 6296 Added internal support for localized author names, titles, etc. during external data imports
5.27.3 6296 Changed default text code page to 1252 for external data imports
5.27.2 6281 Updated PoP web links
5.27.1 6277 Removed auto-quoting from Google Scholar Publication field; it did more harm than good.
5.27.0 6259 Added various backward compatibility hacks for Windows XP/Internet Explorer 8-based systems
5.26.2 6249 Fixed (rare) Google Scholar Profile annual citation parsing issue; added Affiliation and Study field query fields to Microsoft Academic Search parameters
5.25.2 6208 Various minor consistency improvements in UI; cleanup of now obsolete items
5.25.1 6206 Microsoft Academic metrics now use estimated citation counts, after testing showed them sufficiently accurate
5.25.0 6201 Switched to web-based help pages
5.24.1 6182 Various internal improvements
5.23.1 6146 Increased Yellow and Red request rate limits for MAS v2; they were very conservative
5.23.0 6142 First public Publish or Perish 5.x release
5.22.0 6139 Query parsing for both Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic improved
6139 New Preferences settings for maximum number of results per query per data source
6139 More UI tweaks and cleanup; PoP now fits (just) on an 800x600 screen
5.21.0 6137 Lots and lots of internal tweaks, better consistency throughout the UI
6137 Reintroduction of the 4.x Recent/Older queries folders, renamed to My Queries/Saved Queries
5.20.0 6131 Overhaul of internal command handling
5.x.x 6xxx Many hundreds of internal changes, complete UI redesign, addition of new data sources