Note: This tutorial was originally written for Publish or Perish version 4 and all screenshots come from this version. However, the information as such is also applicable for the latest Publish or Perish version 5.
Now you know what functions can be performed with Publish or Perish, maybe you can spend a bit of time getting to get to know the features of the PoP interface a little better? This will ensure you get the best out of the software.
Top-right hand buttons
Let’s look at the buttons first. At the top right-hand you will find four buttons. You have already used Lookup and maybe Lookup Direct, but what is the difference?
Right hand buttons
The second set of buttons is divided into four sets. The first set of copy buttons allow you to very quickly copy data from PoP to other programs.
Copy results: Click this button to copy all currently selected results plus the corresponding metrics to the Windows clipboard. You can then paste them into another application. The keyboard shortcut for this command is Ctrl+Shift+C.
The next button (Copy >) unfolds another drop-down menu, allowing you to export either the statistics (the upper part of the results with all the metrics) or the list of publications with their details. You can chose three different formats, depending on your needs and for the CSV and Excel format can export with or without header.
Please note: If you want copy data from several queries at once, use the popup menu commands from the multi-query center's list view.
Copy [...] for Excel with Header most useful
I normally find the Excel with Header most useful. After you paste the data into an Excel spreadsheet [simply right-click and select paste], it shows you the data in a nice column format. You can then convert into to a sortable table with just one click [Use Insert/Table in Excel].
The second set of buttons allows you to:
The third set of buttons allows you to uncheck all or a sub-set of publications:
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.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.