Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses a variety of data sources to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents a range of citation metrics, including the number of papers, total citations and the h-index.
The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows or macOS clipboard (for pasting into other applications) or saved to a variety of output formats (for future reference or further analysis). Publish or Perish includes a detailed help file with search tips and additional information about the citation metrics.
What Publish or Perish is for
Are you applying for tenure, promotion or a new job? Do you need to prepare for your performance appraisal? Publish or Perish is designed to help individual academics to present their case for research impact to its best advantage, even if you have very few citations.
You can also use it to decide which journals to submit to, to prepare for a job interview, to do a literature review, to do bibliometric research, to write laudatios or obituaries, or to do some homework before meeting your academic hero. Publish or Perish is a real Swiss army knife.
How to cite the Publish or Perish software
If you are using the Publish or Perish software in one of your research articles or otherwise want to refer to it, please use the following format:
Download and install Publish or Perish
The Publish or Perish software is available as Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS applications; the Windows version can also be installed and used on GNU/Linux computers with the aid of a suitable emulator such as CrossOver Linux or Wine.
Publish or Perish on Microsoft Windows
Publish or Perish on macOS
Publish or Perish on GNU/Linux
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.