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Measuring your research impact: Publish or Perish

This guide provides an introduction to the various metrics used to measure researcher and journal impact.

What is Publish or Perish?

Publish or Perish is downloadable software that uses Google Scholar data to calculate the following metrics:

  • 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 G-Index
  • The age-weighted citation rate
  • Two variations of individual H-Indices
  • An analysis of the number of authors per paper