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.
- 8.1 Getting a quick impression of someone you are meeting
- 8.1.1 What are you best known for?
- 8.1.2 Who are you working with?
- 8.1.3 What are you working on recently?
- 8.1.4 How long have you been in the business?
- 8.1.5 What journals have you published in?
- 8.1.6 Worked Example: Rabi Bhagat
- 8.1.7 Conclusion
- 8.2 Evaluating academics for specific functions
- 8.3 Writing tributes, laudations or eulogies
- 8.3.1 Google Scholar shows a much broader impact
- 8.3.2 Combining top scholarship with managerial relevance
- 8.3.3 Fighting for a better world
- 8.3.4 Serendipitous findings
- 8.4 Publication awards
- 8.4.1 Google Scholar comprehensively evaluates the impact of books
- 8.4.2 Google scholar spots early cites for best journal articles
- 8.5 Preparing for a job interview
- 8.5.1 Find out what your panel members are working on
- 8.5.2 Find out where your panel members are publishing
- 8.5.3 Find out who are citing your panel members work
- 8.5.4 Find out more about the university
- 8.6 References