3.1 Introduction to author searches

The Author impact analysis page allows you to perform a quick analysis of the impact of an author's publications. This page contains a query pane (see Section 3.1.1) with the minimum parameters that are necessary to look up an author's publications on Google Scholar. Publish or Perish uses these parameters to perform an Advanced Scholar Search query, which is then analyzed and converted to a number of statistics.

The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting in other applications) or saved to a text file (for future reference or further analysis). See General search if you want to perform a search with more parameters than available on the Author impact analysis page. For a description of the results pane, see Section 2.1.2.

Note Tip: Any queries that you execute on this page are automatically added to the Recent Queries folder on the Multi-queries center page.