Screenshot of the software Publish or Perish
Academia Productivity

Publish or Perish


When it comes to academic publishing, it’s all about the numbers. Without a large body of published works, your chances of success can be severely limited. This is why many researchers turn to Publish or Perish, which helps them to quickly and accurately assess the impact of their work.

What is Publish or Perish?

Publish or Perish is a software tool that allows researchers to measure the impact of their work by analysing the citation counts of their published works. It does this by searching a range of online databases such as Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. It then calculates the citation count and impact factor for each of these sources.

Search engines within Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish also helps researchers to identify potential collaborators and other opportunities for collaboration. It makes it easier to track down the most influential people in a field, as well as track down potential collaborators who may have similar research interests. It also allows researchers to compare the research of different authors, enabling them to identify potential areas of collaboration.

What else?

In addition, Publish or Perish also provides a range of other useful features. It allows researchers to keep track of their own citation counts and impact factors, as well as those of their peers. It also allows them to view the progress of their research over time, allowing them to identify trends and identify potential problems in their research.

Overall, Publish or Perish is a powerful tool that helps researchers to quickly and accurately assess the impact of their work. With all of these features, Publish or Perish is an invaluable tool for researchers that can help them to get the most out of their research efforts. I wasn’t aware of this software until recently and still figuring out how it works. This goes definitely on my next Software I use post. Do you have any experience with it?



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