Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations from external data sources; it does not include a database of its own.
The currently available data sources are:
|Data source||PoP version||Notes|
|Google Scholar||5.x, 6.x||Freely available|
|Google Scholar Profile||5.x, 6.x||Freely available|
|Microsoft Academic||5.x, 6.x||Requires a subscription from Microsoft
Note: a preregistered subscription key is included from Publish or Perish 6.17 onwards
|Scopus||6.x||Requires an API key from Elsevier (to be provided)|
|Web of Science||6.x||Requires a subscription from Clarivate (typically provided by your organisation)|
|External data import||5.x, 6.x|
Please note: We cannot guarantee the continued availability of any of these data sources. The Publish or Perish software has been continuously maintained and updated since 2006, and during that time we have seen many changes to data sources and their content. Although we have been able to keep Publish or Perish compatible with whatever data sources and information were available at any time, unforeseen circumstances may force us to (reluctantly) abandon one or more data sources.
Your continued support and advocacy of both the Publish or Perish software and the external data sources that we use will help to ensure that you and we can keep using Publish or Perish in the future. Thanks in advance for your support to Publish or Perish.
Which data source to use?
|Google Scholar (GS)||
|Google Scholar Profile (GSP)||
|Microsoft Academic (MA)||
|Web of Science||
Provides cleaner and smaller number of irrelevant results than Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic
Search speed very fast for nearly any kind of searches
Allows wildcards (e.g. global*) for easier searches
Copyright © 2017 David Adams. All rights reserved. Page last modified on Mon 20 Nov 2017 18:04
Web master of Harzing.com and developer of the Publish or Perish software, among other things. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Operations Research, and likes to watch academic life from a safe distance.