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Scholarly Impact Metrics

Publish or Perish

 Publish or Perish  is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses a variety of data sources (incl. Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search) to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following metrics:

Total number of papers and total number of citations

Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year

Hirsch's h-index and related parameters

Egghe's g-index

The contemporary h-index

Three variations of individual h-indices

The average annual increase in the individual h-index

The age-weighted citation rate

An analysis of the number of authors per paper.

 

Why ‘Publish or Perish’ has the edge over Google Scholar and Scopus