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Publish or Perish

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Download Publish or Perish 8.8.4394

Publish or Perish

  -  1.8 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version:

    Publish or Perish 8.8.4394 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product:

    Anne-Wil Harzing / Publish or Perish

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Publish or Perish is a free education and office software designed from the ground up to provide anyone with instant access to an incredibly large database of citations. However, its built-in tools for searching, sorting and processing of citations make this tool particularly suitable to students and other academic scholars who want to data-mine for valuable data found in citations.

The databases accessible from this application even include sources such as Microsoft Academic Search (MSA) and Google Scholar (GS), which enables users to complete their citation search from within one app, with no need to visit any other source.

The app features a simple but dense interface that can help users easily search, sort, and analyze their search strings in mere seconds. The search is available through author name, publication name, title words, keywords, years of publication (exact year or range), and ISSN tag.

Previous search terms are automatically saved, and the app also allows users to manually save their queries. Publish or Perish (PoP) app then provides results that are showcased in the main content screen in the bottom half of the UI. Found citations can be sorted by rank, authors, title, year, publication, publisher, and more.

While the UI and its tools may seem a bit complicated at first, Publish or Perish is in fact a very useful app that anyone can learn to use in a short period of time. The app features a built-in guide that details all the intricacies found in this usable research tool.

Publish or Perish can find and highlight an incredible variety of papers, journals, and books easily, with instant access to advanced analytics metrics with algorithms such as Hirsch’s h-index, contemporary h-index, Egghe g-index, age-weighted citation rate. Discovered data can be exported in various formats such as ISI, RIS, CSV, PDF, EndNote, and others.

Publish or Perish is 100% Free and can be used without restrictions both for home, educational, and business use. The app is optimized for newer versions of Windows OS (Windows 7 and newer) and is still in active development with more features being added each year.

System requirements

Check that your Computer meets the following minimum system requirements:
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and 11, including x64 and Server editions.
  • Some memory (enough to run the operating system, not much more).
  • Some hard disk space (ditto).
  • An Internet connection.

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