Using Publish or Perish

To use Publish or Perish (PoP), you need a working Internet connection. PoP uses Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic queries to obtain citation information, which is then analyzed and converted to a number of statistics. The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting into other applications) or saved to a text file (for future reference or further analysis).

Main window

The most important areas in the Publish or Perish main window are shown below.

PoP main window

Search types

Please refer to the following topics for details about the various search types:

To manage sets of queries, consult the Query results help topic.

To export the resulting data, see Exporting the data.

Background information

For important background information about the use of Publish or Perish, see:

Reference information

For reference information, see:

Support Publish or Perish

The development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006. Download and use of Publish or Perish is and will remain free (gratis), but your support toward the costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development are appreciated. Your support helps further development of Publish or Perish for new data sources and additional features.