Publish or Perish

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Publish or Perish

  1. 1. latrobe.edu.auCRICOS Provider 00115MCRICOS Provider 00115MUsing Publish or Perishto measure the impact ofyour research
  2. 2. 2La Trobe UniversityWhat is Publish or Perish?• Publish or Perish is a free software program which helpsresearchers promote their research impact• It uses data from Google Scholar• It provides citation metrics and statistics such as:• Total number of papers, citations and selected metrics• Average number of citations per paper, or author• Hirsch’s h-index, Egghes g-index and more …• Source: www.harzing.com/pop.htm
  3. 3. 3La Trobe UniversityGetting started: www.harzing.com/pop.htm• Download and install Publish or Perish• Search for author impact• Save results as CSV file (PoPCites) - results open in Excel
  4. 4. 4La Trobe UniversityCitation metrics – Hirsch’s h-index• Means of quantifying impact and productivity of a scientist• Calculated on the number and impact of publications• An h-index of 10 means that a researcher has published10 papers that have at least 10 citations each• The h-index of an author will be different depending onwhich tool is used, as it needs to include the publicationsof the author and the cites of each paper• Egghe’s g-index takes into account a researcher’s highlycited papers
  5. 5. 5La Trobe UniversityHelp!Publish or Perish HelpCitation Analysis Guidelatrobe.libguides.com/citationanalysisContact your Faculty Faculty Librarian

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