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:

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!

So 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.

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