2.1.2 Main window

The most important areas in the Publish or Perish main window are shown below.

Publish or Perish main window

Navigation panel

This area contains the links to the citation analysis pages and various program resources. Click on a link to go to the indicated page or perform the action. The section headers can be collapsed by clicking on the headers; they can be restored by another click on the same header line.

Announcements panel

This area displays announcements about the Publish or Perish software or related topics, such as citation analysis. To read more about a specific announcement topic, click on the link.

Sponsors panel

This area displays logos of the sponsors who supported the development of the Publish or Perish software. Click on a logo to visit the sponsor's web site.

Articles and books found

This area displays the list of articles and books that matched the search query. Refer to the Results pane section for more information about this area.

Calculated statistics

This area displays the statistics that were calculated from the results returned by the search query, subject to the selection status of the items in the lower list. Refer to the Results pane section for more information about this area.

Query panel

This area contains the entry fields for the search query. The available fields depend on the type of search: author search, journal search or general citation search; see Chapters 3, 4 and 5 for more information about these search types. To manage sets of queries, consult the Chapter 6 which discusses the Multi-query center.

Command reference

Publish or Perish commands can be reached through the main window (click on the appropriate button) or through the main menu (hit F10, or Alt+first letter, or click with the mouse). The full command reference can be found in Appendix 2.