February 3, 2012
We made much progress in RePEc, at least contentwise. There are now over 5000 series covered in RePEc, among them 3300 working paper series and 1400 journals. We welcome a series of new participating archives: University of Otago, Rosenberg e Sellier Editori, Universität Mannheim, Hacettepe University, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Centre for European Policy Studies, Versita, and Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. We counted 599,360 file downloads and 2,026,510 abstract views during the month. For articles, this pushed us over 25 million downloads. There is a new NEP report on Transport Economics. And we reached the following benchmarks:
25000000 cumulative article downloads
700000 items with abstracts
700000 items listed in author profiles
300000 items with references
15000 listed book chapters
5000 listed series
January 3, 2012
And another year has passed, and it is our duty to look back at what happened. But first the monthly update. In December we counted 583,840 file downloads and 2,025,144 abstract views, which is on the low side, with a strong seasonal component. Yet, RePEc continues to expand, with new participating archives from the following institutions: Universität Zürich (IV), Fondazione Aristide Merloni, University of Chicago (II), E3 Journals, INRA (VII), State Audit Office of Hungary, Université Dauphine (II), Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP), Asian Economic and Social Society. In terms of thresholds passed, we can report:
200000 cited articles
50000 monthly downloads through NEP (in November)
2500 software components listed
Regarding the year: RePEc content continues to grow at unexpected rates: 157,000 research items were added, 152,000 of which are available online, covering in part 166 new journals and 303 new working paper series. 126 new archives joined RePEc and 4100 new authors registered. All these numbers cannot hide, though, some stagnation in traffic (8,235,237 downloads and 28,089,999 abstract views), with only NEP, our email notification service, registering significant growth. But we are hopeful that several product innovations in the coming months will drive traffic back up. Follow this blog for the announcements!
December 4, 2011
RePEc continues to grow in ways we would never imagined only a few years back. For example, this month, we surpassed the amazing number of a million works listed in RePEc and available in full text. Or, 460 new authors signed up with the RePEc Author Service in the past month. And we continue to have a steady stream of newly participating archives. In November, these were: Hungarian University of Transylvania, Indian Econometric Society, University of Connecticut (II), Maastricht School of Management, European Historical Economics Society, Cato Institute, Universidad del Pacífico, Harvard University (II).
November 4, 2011
The highlight of the month is the RePEc Author Service, which has recently welcomes its 30,000th registered author, and continue to get more at a never decreasing rate. Also, the service recently moved to the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which provides hardware, hosting and maintenance.
We also welcome new RePEc archives: University of Hyogo, University of Chicago, African Studies Center, Universitat Jaume I, Chung-Ang University, New York State Economics Association, International Microsimulation Association, Teagasc, University of Sydney (II), Hiroshima University, Universidade de São Paulo, Weissberg SRL.
Finally, these are the thresholds we reached:
200000 papers with references
30000 registered authors
5000 online books
October 4, 2011
We welcome everyone back from the Summer slumber, as traffic is on the increase again at RePEc: 607,566 file downloads and 2,172,027 abstract views. While these numbers are lower than for September in recent years, this is due to the gradual tightening of what is considered a unique and valid abstract view or download by a human as we keep refining these criteria to prevent fraud and abuse.
Over the past month, we also welcomed a series of new participating archives: International University of Japan, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Società Italiana di Economia dei Trasporti e della Logistica, Fundación ARU, Pro Global Science Association, Universitatea de Vest (Timisoara), Bucharest Academy of Economics Studies (III), Universidade de São Paulo.
Finally, RePEc reached a number of thresholds:
240,000,000 abstract views
1,111,111 indexed items
666,666 items listed in author profiles
350,000 cited items
333,333 articles with abstracts
200 book series
September 6, 2011
It is time to get out of the Summer slumber. We experienced some relatively light traffic over the past month, with 532,762 file downloads and 1,835,609 abstract views. Also, only six new archives joined RePEc: Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program, UNICEF, Saphira Publishing House, Association for Cultural Economics International, World Demographic and Ageing Forum, Universität Duisburg-Essen (II). But despite this light activity, we got some interesting thresholds passed during last month:
650000 listed articles
350000 online working papers
150000 cited working papers
33333 NEP reports created
30000 unique email addresses subscribing to NEP reports.
75 countries with RePEc archives
August 4, 2011
July is the month where everyone relaxes after exams, goes on vacation thinks less than usual about work. This implies that we have remarkably little to report for the month of July. Traffic on our services was light (511,761 file downloads and 1,900,866 abstract views), and we have not passed any significant threshold during this period. We got plenty of new content though, with 22,000 more items indexed and a good number of new archives: Sogang University, Victoria University of Wellington, Gaidar Institute of Economic Policy, Hoover Institution, Sapienza University of Rome (V), Global Journal of Strategies & Governance, Universität Hamburg (III), TEPP and Red Mercosur> And our email notification service, NEP, continues to expand with three new reports
July 6, 2011
The news of the month is that several RePEc services, in particular IDEAS, have moved to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Also, we had a close to record numbers of new participating RePEc archives. We have welcomed: AlmaLaurea Inter-University Consortium, Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla, Econjournals, Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice şi Administrative, Università de Pavia, Technical University of Košice, Universidad Diego Portales, Global Research Agency, University of the Philippines at Dilliman (II), Russian Academy of Sciences, Rimisp Latin American Center for Rural Development, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, European Association Comenius, Econometric Research Association, Université du Sud-Toulon Var, Central University of Finance and Economics, and Mendel University in Brno. Finally, we counted 584,655 file downloads and 1,952,229 abstract views.
In terms for thresholds passed, we have:
1000000 cumulated software downloads
June 24, 2011
IDEAS, one of the main RePEc services, is now hosted at the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It is running on new and efficient hardware also sponsored by the St. Louis Fed, and for the first time has a contingency plan in place in case of disruptions. There is also local system administration support. Other services, such as EDIRC (a directory of Economics institutions) and the RePEc Input Service are moving as well. All of them were hosted for the last 8.5 years by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Connecticut.
The Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis is committed to providing a range of information services to the Economics profession and others interested in the economy. The flagship service is FRED, which disseminates over 20,000 data series in various formats (including customizable graphs). Other services are ALFRED (vintage data), GeoFRED (geographic representation of data), CASSIDI (banking data), FRASER (digital library of historic US banking and economic publications) and Liber8 (an economic information portal for students and librarians).
June 6, 2011
There has been much behind the scenes work at RePEc, which will become visible over the next weeks, stay tuned! In the meanwhile, we surpassed 400’000 working papers listed in our services, of which a third of a million are available online. We counted for the month of May 769,517 file downloads and 2,608,098 abstract views. Also, we welcomed 9 new participating archives: Bremer Energie Institut, Université Nancy 2-Metz, Universidad de la República (Uruguay) (II), Universität Freiburg (II), Universidad de Cantabria, London School of Economics (III), Titu Maiorescu University, Conference Master Resources, Bank of Thailand.
Finally, these a the threshold we passed over the passed month:
600’000 paper announcements disseminated through NEP
400’000 listed working papers
333’333 listed online working papers
12’000 listed books