General search: Advanced author

Publish or Perish tutorial

Note: This tutorial was originally written for Publish or Perish version 4 and all screenshots come from this version. However, the information as such is also applicable for later versions of Publish or Perish.

The Publish or Perish General citation search can be used for advanced author queries.

Finding out what specific authors have published on a specific topic

In the search on the Google Scholar h-index [General search: find articles], you noticed that there were two author names (Harzing and Jacsó) that occurred several times. You therefore wonder whether these authors have published additional work on Google Scholar.

To find out you can run an advanced author query by combining an author name with the words Google Scholar in the All of the words or The phrase field and ticking the title-words only box (see screenshot).


Please note: This type of search can also be conducted in Microsoft Academic.

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.


PS: If you are using Publish or Perish on a regular basis, please take 5 minutes to provide me with some feedback.