Just out: New guide to the Publish or Perish software!
My brandnew 375-page guide to the PoP software appears as the fifth book in my "Crafting your career in academia" series
A few years after the Publish or Perish (PoP) software was launched, I wrote the Publish or Perish Book (2010), followed by the Publish or Perish Tutorial in 2016. Many of the use cases and examples in those two books are still valid.
However, the Publish or Perish interface has changed a lot and dozens of new features have been added in the past decade. Moreover, these early books didn’t discuss any data sources beyond Google Scholar. The current software provides an interface to no less than eight data sources.
Hence, I have long felt it was time for an updated guide. However, writing such a guide takes up a huge amount of time, time not easily found in my busy academic life. So, it has taken me a bit longer than I had hoped; I hope the wait was worth it!
Harzing, A.W. (2023) Using the Publish or Perish software: Crafting your career in academia, Published by Tarma Software Research Ltd, London, United Kingdom.
- Kindle edition, 445 pp. ISBN 978-1-7394538-4-8.
- Black & white paperback, 375pp. ISBN 978-1-7394538-3-1.
- Black & white hardcover, 375pp. ISBN 978-17394538-5-5.
Want to progress in academia? I provide you with step-by-step guidance on using the Publish or Perish software, leaving you better prepared to climb the academic career ladder. This guide explains its user interface, metrics and eight data sources. It shows you how to conduct author, journal, topic, and affiliation searches, as well as how to use it for a wide variety of purposes.
This includes tenure or promotion applications, conducting literature reviews and meta-analyses, deciding where to submit your paper, preparing for job interviews, writing laudations or obituaries, finding reviewers or keynote speakers, uncovering “citation connections” between scholars, doing bibliometric research and much much more.
This guide provides a very comprehensive overview of all you need to know to make the most effective use of the Publilsh or Perish software. In this guide, you will get a detailed introduction to its interface, learning how to conduct, manage, import, and export your searches. I will also show you how to export full references and abstracts, create a basic or detailed search report and search for free full text versions of the publication results. You will learn all about the metrics that PoP calculates and the eight data sources that the software interfaces with. The two most frequently used of these data sources – Google Scholar and Google Scholar Profiles – are discussed in detail in separate chapters.
After reading this guide, you will know more about citation analysis than 99% of your academic colleagues. You will learn how to conduct author searches, journal searches, topic and affiliation searches, as well as how to use it for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from preparing tenure and promotion applications, conducting literature reviews and meta-analyses, deciding which journal to submit your paper to, preparing for job interviews, writing laudations/obituaries, finding reviewers, examiners or keynote speakers, preparing for a meeting with your academic hero, finding “citation connections” between scholars, doing bibliometric research and much much more.
All books in this series
- Impact is impact is impact? Well, no...
- Improve your Research Profile: Follow the 7 steps for impact
- The four C's of getting cited
- Research impact 101
- How to ensure your paper achieves the impact it deserves?
- The four P's of getting published
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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.