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The Publish or Perish book is a companion to the Publish or Perish software program, which retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It illustrates its many and variable uses and shows you how to get the best out of the program.

Citations are not only a reflection of the impact that a particular piece of academic work has generated. Citations can also be used to tell stories about academics, journals and fields of research.

This book is meant to help you create effective stories, but also to teach you how to be a responsible user of research metrics.

Anne-Wil Harzing is Associate Dean Research and Professor in International Management at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include international HRM, HQ-subsidiary relationships, the role of language in international business, and the quality and impact of academic research.

Since 1999 Anne-Wil maintains an extensive web site ( This web site provides information, online papers and resources about her areas of research. It also presents resources to assits with academic publishing and the assessment of research and journal quality, as well as software to conduct citation analysis.