How to import ISI and Scopus data in Publish or Perish?
Illustrates how Web of Science and Scopus data can be imported into Publish or Perish
Unfortunately, direct access of ISI or Scopus data is currently not technically possible through Publish or Publish, even if your university subscribes to it. However, you can run and save searches in the Web of Science or Scopus and import those into Publish or Perish.
ISI import in five easy steps
1. Conduct a search in the Web of Science. [If you don’t know how to do this, contact your librarian].
2. Once you have the correct set of results, click on the drop-down field Save to Other File For… (see screenshot). Click on Save to Other File Formats.
3. On the resulting pop-up box (see screenshot), you can leave most of the settings to default, unless you have more than one page of results. In that case, specify the number of records you want to export. In addition, ISI seems to have recently changed their record format and citation information is no longer provided in the default Author, Title, Source record. Hence, you now need to select the (rather wasteful) "Full Record" under record content.
4. This provides you with a .txt file that you can import into Publish or Perish, simply by clicking on the New Import icon [see multi-query center] or by clicking File/Import External Data.
5. You will then see the following screenshot. Click on OK and Publish or Perish will import the ISI data into the multi-query center. The results will appear in the folder that you are in when you import the data.
Scopus import in five easy steps
1. Conduct a search in Scopus. [If you don’t know how to do this, contact your librarian].
2. Once you have the correct set of results, click on the drop-down field next to the check-box and click Select all to select all records.
3. Click on the drop-down field next to export. You will get a pop-up menu. On that menu, select CSV export and save the file with a meaningful name. Do not change anything under "Choose the information to be exported". Doing so will make the file unreadable for Publish or Perish.
4. This provides you with a .csv file that you can import into Publish or Perish, simply by clicking on the New Import icon [See multi-query center] or by clicking File/Import External Data.
5. You will then see the following screenshot. Click on OK and Publish or Perish will import the Scopus data into the multi-query center. The results will appear in the folder that you are in when you import the data.
The result: a compact list of publications ready for further analysis
The result is a neat list of publications that can then be sorted in any way you want. Statistics and results can be exported for further analyses just like the results of Google Scholar searches.
Comparing metrics across data-sources
Even if you are not doing any bibliometric research, the multi-query center allows you to instantly compare citation metrics from different data-sources. The screenshot below shows my citation metrics as of January 2016. As you can see there is quite a big difference between the three data-sources. As discussed in From h-index to hIa: The ins and outs of research metrics, this is quite typical for a Social Science scholar.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. 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.