Publish or Perish (PoP)


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Publish or Perish (PoP)

  1. 1. Publish or Perish<br />Marcie Jacklin<br />Liaison Librarian – James A. Gibson Library<br />Doug Suarez<br />Liaison Librarian – James A. Gibson Library<br />Silvia Vong<br />E-learning Librarian – James A. Gibson Library<br />
  2. 2. What is your area of study?<br />
  3. 3. What do you use to measure journal or article impact?<br />
  4. 4. What is Publish or Perish (PoP)?<br />A free software program<br />Measures number of cites and provides citation metrics via Google Scholar<br />Provides statistics on:<br />Total number of citations and papers<br />Average number of citations per paper, author, <br />Number of papers by an author<br />Selected citation metrics<br />
  5. 5. What is Google Scholar?<br />Indexes scholarly literature from major publishers (both free and subscription sources)<br />Journal and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic books, pre-prints, abstracts, technical reports<br />Indexes materials based on websites from publishers<br />
  6. 6. How do I search PoP?<br />
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  19. 19. WoS vs. PoP<br />
  20. 20. Advantages<br />Free <br />Google Scholar (GS) has a broad range of data sources so it covers sources not covered in Web of Science (WoS) including books, conferences, non-US, etc.<br />Many academics show a substantially higher number of (unique) citations in GS that in W0S <br />
  21. 21. Disadvantages<br />GS still misses some cited information<br />GS includes some non-scholarly citations<br />WoS might be better for certain subjects e.g. natural sciences<br />GS doesn’t perform as well for older (pre 1990) publications<br />For both GS and WoS, citations are subject to many forms of error (typos, parsing, etc.)<br />Not clear which sources are covered by GS (for e.g. Elsevier may not be covered)<br />GS may miss citations in foreign language publications or in books or book chapters (try google books) etc.<br />GS updated every 2nd or 3rd month; WoS is updated frequently<br />Diacritics or apostrophes or hyphenated names<br />
  22. 22. Citation Metrics<br />h-index<br />Cumulative impact based on amount of citations<br />g-index<br />h-index, more weight to highly cited articles<br />Contemporary h-index (hc-index)<br />Less weight to older articles<br />Individual h-index (hI-index, hI-norm, hm-index)<br />h-index, accounts for co-authorship<br />Age-weighed citation rate (AWCR, AWCRpA, AW-index)<br />Measures number of citations to entire body of work and adjusts measurement for age of each paper<br />
  23. 23. Thank you for your time!<br />Marcie<br />Doug<br />Silvia<br />Visit: for more information. <br />