Chapter 8: How to evaluate other academics?

Thus far, I have assumed that you are using Publish or Perish to evaluate your own citation record. However, there are plenty of other uses of Publish or Perish that might lead you to evaluate another academics citation record. In this chapter, I will discuss the most common instances and give you some tips and caveats when using Publish or Perish in this fashion.

The examples vary from a 5-minute preparation before meeting someone you dont know, to evaluating editorial board members or prospective PhD supervisors, from writing up tributes (or laudations) and eulogies, to deciding on publication awards and preparing for a job interview.