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
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