Preferences: Results

This dialog box appears when you choose the Tools > Preferences command from the main menu, then go to the Results tab. It allows you to edit a number of settings that affect the presentation and treatment of query results in Publish or Perish.

Result options

This box contains options that affect the way Publish or Perish calculates and displays its results.

Option Description
Show 'h' markers for
results that contribute
to the h-index
Check this box to let Publish or Perish display a small 'h' icon in front of all result items that contribute to the h-index; clear it to omit the icon. The 'h' icon makes it easier to identify which result items are part of the h-index and which items are not, and must therefore gain additional citations to increase the h-index.
Maximum significant
authors/paper

Enter the maximum number of authors per paper that Publish or Perish will use to calculate metrics. This affects only metrics that take the number of authors per paper into account (for example, the individual h-index) and is meant to cap the effects of excessively large numbers of authors per paper (i.e., more than a few dozen).

This option is available from Publish or Perish 4.3.2 onward. Its default and maximum values are 50. In previous releases of Publish or Perish, the maximum value was 10.

Note: After changing this value, you must manually trigger a recalculation of the affected metrics by selecting each query that you want to recalculate.

Minimum cites/year
for * publications

Enter the minimum number of citations per year that a result must have to be marked as a "star" publication. This is mostly a cosmetic option that allows you to identify high-performing publications in a list of results.

Result aging

This box contains options that determine how Publish or Perish ages the results of previously executed queries in the folder tree, as follows.

  1. Queries in the My queries folder older than a preset number of days are automatically migrated to the Saved queries folder.
  2. Queries in the Saved queries folder older than a second preset number of days are automatically migrated to the Trash folder.
  3. Finally, queries in the Trash folder older than a third preset number of days are automatically deleted.

The aging of queries only applies to queries that reside in the My queries, Saved queries, or Trash folders. Queries that reside in other folders are not affected by the aging policies.

Option Description
Move to Saved Queries
if older than <n> days
Enter the maximum age for My queries queries. When a query is older than this number of days, it is moved automatically to the Saved queries folder.
Move to Trash
if older than <n> days
Enter the maximum age for Saved queries queries. When a query is older than this number of days, it is moved automatically to the Trash folder.
Delete Trash queries
if older than <n> days

Enter the number of days after which queries should be deleted from the Trash folder.

Tip: to avoid automatic deletion of queries, set this to a high number of days, for example 9999.

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