Using PoP: Context menu

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.

If you right-click on any result in the Publish or Perish list of publications, you will get a contextual menu (see screenshot). Of this menu, we have already discussed all copy and check/uncheck commands as they also appear as buttons. We have discussed the Save as … and Export to Archive … commands in separate tips on importing, exporting and archiving your data.

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Context menu command options

So that leaves us with the first four commands:

  • Open Article in Browser: Opens the currently selected article in your web browser. This command is only available for some items (depending on the information that Google Scholar provided) and may sometimes open the abstract rather than the full article.
  • Open Citations/Related in Browser: Opens the Google Scholar web page that lists the referencing articles for the current item, if available. In absence of that, opens the Google Scholar "related" web page, if available.
  • Lookup Citations: Looks up the citing works for the currently selected results in a separate PoP query.
  • Split Citations: Is only active if you have merged publications. You use it when you have accidentally merged the wrong publications.

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