Every month, a short summary of what happened with RePEc is sent to the RePEc-announce mailing list. I will also put that message, slightly adapted, on this blog.
The new feature of the month has to do with rankings: There are now rankings of institutions and authors by field. Also, there have been procedural changes in the rankings within region. See the discussion of these items elsewhere on the blog.
We continue with fast paced additions of material. This year alone, over 100,000 items have been added to the bibliographical database. Accordingly, the RePEc web services are more popular than ever, establishing new traffic records: 697,596 file downloads and 2,516,310 abstract views within a month. This leads us to the thresholds we have passed this month:
2,500,000 abstract views in a single month
550,000 items listed
500,000 downloaded software components
325,000 articles listed
275,000 items with abstracts
225,000 papers listed
125,000 items with references
100,000 papers with references
90,000 articles with citations