Reward Systems

Publish or perish

Software that allows researchers to perform citation analysis and calculate various impact metrics. From their website: Publish or Perish is designed to empower individual academics to present their case for research impact to its best advantage. We would be concerned if it would be used for academic staff evaluation purposes in a mechanistic way.Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations then analyzes these and presents the following statistics:* Total number of papers* Total number of citations* Average number of citations per paper* Average number of citations per author* Average number of papers per author* Average number of citations per year* Hirsch's h-index and related parameters* Egghe's g-index* The contemporary h-index* The age-weighted citation rate* Two variations of individual h-indices* An analysis of the number of authors per paper.The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows 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. Anne-Wil Harzing welcomes user feedback to help her improve the program.The Publish or Perish software is a Microsoft Windows application that can also be installed and used on Apple Mac OS X and GNU/Linux computers with the aid of a suitable emulator such as Wine or CrossOver Mac.