Improve your Research Profile (4): Citation analysis in the PoP software
The fourth in an 8-part series on improving your research profile, reputation and impact. Explains how to use the Publish or Perish software to demonstrate your research impact.
This presentation is part of an 8-part series that I created in my role as Staff Development Lead at Middlesex University (see: Supportive, inclusive & collaborative research cultures). The series is comprised of three key parts:
- Introduction: Session 1 (why are research profiles so important?), Session 2 (what is impact and why should you care?)
- Metrics & citation impact: Session 3 (crash course data sources and metrics), Session 4 (citation analysis with Publish or Perish), Session 5 (how to get cited, ethically!).
- Social media: Session 6 (why and how of social media), Session 7 (7 steps to improved reputation and impact), Session 8 (tips for time poor academics).
How to evidence your citation impact?
In Session 3 I showed how different data sources and different metrics lead to very different citation metrics across disciplines and career stages. But how do you actually get access to these data sources? And how do you calculate these metrics? That’s where Publish or Perish comes in, a software program that is an interface to a variety of data sources. The name is meant ironically, and was chosen for immediate name recognition among academics. It certainly doesn’t mean that I support a Publish or Perish culture!
Are you applying for tenure, promotion or a new job? Do you need to prepare for your performance appraisal? Publish or Perish is designed to help individual academics to present their case for research impact to its best advantage, even if you have very few citations. You can also use Publish or Perish to decide which journals to submit to, to prepare for a job interview, to conduct a literature review, to do bibliometric research, to write laudatios or obituaries, or to do some homework before meeting your academic hero. Publish or Perish is a real Swiss army knife. Watch the presentation to find out more.
Other posts in this series
- Improve your Research Profile (1): Why is it so important?
- Improve your Research Profile (2): What is impact and why should you care?
- Improve your Research Profile (3): Getting savvy about data sources & metrics
- Improve your Research Profile (4): Citation analysis in the PoP software
- Improve your Research Profile (5): The 4Cs of getting cited
- Improve your Research Profile (6): The why and how of Social Media
- Improve your Research Profile (7): Follow the 7 steps for impact
- Improve your Research Profile (8): Tips for time poor academics
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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.