Author search

Publish or Perish tutorial

Note: This tutorial was originally written for Publish or Perish v4 and all screenshots come from this version. However, the information as such is also applicable for later versions of Publish or Perish.

Finding your own publications, citations, or h-index by using Google Scholar data can be done in three easy steps:

1. Install Publish or Perish

Download and install the Publish or Perish software on your computer. It will take less than 2 minutes and you do not need administrator rights.

2. Enter your search terms

Click on Author Impact in the left-hand column and enter your first initial and name in the Authors field.

  • Use quotes around the name (e.g. "a harzing").
  • It doesn't matter whether you use caps ("A Harzing" or "A HARZING") or lower case letters ("a harzing").
  • The order of the search terms doesn't matter either, you can use "a harzing" or "harzing a".

3. Execute the search

Click on the button called Lookup [top right].


That's all! If you have a lot of publications, you might need to wait up to a minute or so before PoP can retrieve all of them from Google Scholar. However, for most scholars results will show up within 1-20 seconds. This is what my results looks like.


H-core publications

In case you are wondering….. those funny blue “h’s” in front of the cites indicate that this publication is part of the set of publications that contributes to the h-index, i.e. the h-core set.

Support Publish or Perish

The development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006. Download and use of Publish or Perish is and will remain free (gratis), but your support toward the costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development are appreciated. Your support helps further development of Publish or Perish for new data sources and additional features.

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