Imported external data

Publish or Perish can import a wide variety of data formats; see Imported data formats for details.

The Imported external data pane appears after you have imported external data using the File > Import External Data command, or through an equivalent pop-up command. It allows you to view and (partially) edit the attributes of the selected external data.


This dialog box contains the following fields and options.

Option Description
Display title

Enter the title under which the external data are displayed. You can choose any name you like; Publish or Perish doesn't attach any particular meaning to the display title. It is preset to the name and date/time of the file that contained the original data.

After changing the Display title field, you must click Apply to make the change permanent.

Original format [Read-only] Shows the original data format, as detected by Publish or Perish.
Imported fields [Read-only] Indicates which fields were found in the imported data. Unchecked fields were either not present in the original data, or did not contain any actual values.
Apply Make any changes in the Display title field permanent. If you edit the contents of the Display title field without subsequently clicking Apply, then the original contents of the field will be restored when the pane is refereshed.
Revert Restores the Display title to its previous state. This function is only available as long as you have not clicked Apply.

Multi-function button that copies the results or metrics belonging to the current query to the Windows clipboard in one of the following ways. See Exporting your data for information about these formats.

Note 1: The [Default] function is obtained by clicking on the main part if the button; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.

Note 2: The labelling and order of the Copy commands has changed somewhat between PoP 5.x and PoP 6.x, but their effects have remained the same. The following table shows the menu commands in PoP 5.x and PoP 6.x order.

PoP 5.x PoP 6.x
n/a Full Query Report [Default]
As CSV Metrics as CSV
As CSV with Header Metrics as CSV with Header
For Excel Metrics for Excel
For Excel with Header [Default] Metrics for Excel with Header
As BibTeX Results as CSV
As EndNote Results as CSV with Header
As ISI/WoS Export Results for Excel
As JSON Results for Excel with Header
As RIS/RefManager Results as BibTeX
As APA Reference Results as EndNote
As Chicago Reference Results as ISI/WoS Export
As CSIRO Reference Results as JSON
As Harvard Reference Results as RIS/RefManager
As MLA Reference Results as APA Reference
Metrics as CSV Results as Chicago Reference
Metrics as CSV with Header Results as CSIRO Reference
Metrics for Excel Results as Harvard Reference
Metrics for Excel with Header Results as Vancouver Reference

Multi-function button that creates a new query object, as follows.

Note: If you click on the main part of the button, a new query of the same type as the current one (i.e., Google Scholar) will be created; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.