PublicationHarvester: An open-source software tool for science policy research that gathers and analyzes PubMed bibliographic data
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PublicationHarvester

PublicationHarvester: An open-source software tool for science policy research that gathers and analyzes PubMed bibliographic data

The Publication Harvester is a software tool that downloads publications from PubMed, stores them in a database, and generates an accurate count of publications for a set of people. The harvester uses a set of possible name variations for that individual, and records the list of authors. The goal of the software is to gather large amounts of data about specific people from PubMed for statistical analysis. It records the people, publications and publication data in a database, and generates reports based on that data.

It consists of several different components:

It is also related to the ScientificDistance project: http://www.stellman-greene.com/ScientificDistance/

This software is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL): http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

The Publication Harvester project is maintained by Andrew Stellman of Stellman & Greene Consulting. If you have questions, comments, patches, or bug reports, please contact pubharvester@stellman-greene.com.

We gratefully acknowledgement is given to the financial support of the National Science Foundation (Award SBE-0738142).

© 2015 Stellman & Greene Consulting LLC - http://www.stellman-greene.com