June 4, 2018
With the recent addition of an archive at the University of Berne (Switzerland), RePEc reached a major milestone with 2000 contributing archives opened since inception in 1997. Indeed, publishers index their content in RePEc by opening a so-called RePEc archive, which is located on a server they manage and that contains all the metadata necessary for their publications to be visible on the various RePEc services. This means that RePEc is not a web spider: publishers submit their publications to RePEc.
RePEc archives come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are managed by the major commercial publishers. Others are maintained by small research centers striving to get their output known to the world. Some use dedicated servers, others place their RePEc archive as part of their website. There are also some aggregators that relay the metadata from several institutions or publishers.
All in all, over 2.6 million items of research are indexed from over 8,000 serials, including over 3,000 journals. To see the current list of RePEc archives, click here, and to find instructions to open a RePEc archive, click here.
May 4, 2018
Last month’s slate of new RePEc archives is: Fordham University, US Department of Treasury, Online Academic Press, ARPHA, Research Consulting and Development (Kyiv), and Office of Health Economics. We counted 424,289 file downloads and 1,869,578 abstract views from participating RePEc Services. We opened a new NEP Report: NEP-ISF (Islamic Finance). And we passed the following milestones:
2,600,000 indexed items
10,000 NEP Twitter followers
100 NEP reports opened since inception
April 4, 2018
In March, we welcomed a diverse set of new participating archives: Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Finance Think (Macedonia) and Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis. WE counted 507,929 file downloads and 2,025,384 abstract views through EconPapers, IDEAS, NEP and Socionet. And we reached the following milestones:
20,000,000 downloads through EconPapers
700,000 working papers available for download
500,000 articles with extracted references
10,000 NEP report followers on Twitter
March 8, 2018
The big news this month is the redesign of IDEAS. Beyond the more modern and functional look, there are a few new features: MyIDEAS now sends weekly email digests to those who want to stay current about the authors, serial, JEL codes or keywords they follow; search can now sort by number of citations or how recently an item was added; new rankings, in particular covering only the 10 last years of publications (and the top 10 authors for each institution); and more little tweaks. The layout of EDIRC has also been upgraded.
In other news: We have welcomed a few new RePEc archives: National University for Political Studies and Public Administration, Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, NYU Abu Dhabi, Turkish Journal of Marketing. We have counted 433,295 file downloads and 1,598,914 abstract views last month. And we have reached the following milestones:
100,000,000 cumulative downloads
3,000 indexed journals
1,000 graduate programs in RePEc Genealogy (and thus ranked)
February 6, 2018
The RePEc team has been very busy, and we expect to show you soon what is being done. In the meanwhile, we have recorded the arrival of these now RePEc archives: KarmaQuest, Universidad de Chile, Swansea University, West African Monetary Institute. We recorded 476,996 file downloads and 1,677,773 abstract views during the last month. And we reached the following milestones:
400,000,000 cumulative abstract views
1,600,000 articles available online
1,000,000 cited items
50,000 indexed book chapters
14,000 institutions indexed in EDIRC
January 4, 2018
2017 was a special year for RePEc for two major reasons: First, we celebrate the 20 years of RePEc serving the economics community, second we held a rare meeting of the major volunteers involved in the project. This face-to-face meeting allowed to discussed quite a few issues and in particular has set the direction for the next years. We are preparing ourselves to be even more open about what we do so that more people can participate and help with the initiative. For example, we have opened our major internal mailing lists, we created a wiki, a GitHub account and a Twitter feed, and are encouraging a new generation to step up to make sure RePEc can be there for another 20 years. There is still a lot of work to document and open all we do. We hope those who a local for opportunities to volunteer watch over our shoulders and raise their hands when they feel they can contribute.
What else happened? Of course, we had a large number of new institutions and publishers joining RePEc, 70 of them. They helped in adding over 300,000 pieces of research indexed in RePEc. CitEc, our citation extraction project, processed over 120,000 documents, finding over 4 million references of which 1.6 million were matched with items in RePEc. We surpassed 2.5 millions indexed items, 50,000 registered authors, facilitated 6 million document downloads (only counting reporting RePEc services), and sent 4,000 NEP reports announcing over 40,000 new working papers. This is actually just skimming the services we provide to the profession, check the RePEc home page for all we do.
January 4, 2018
Last month was remarkable because a lot of new material was added to RePEc: over 44,000 items! This pushed the count to over 2.5 million items indexed in RePEc. A small part in this was the addition of new participating archives at Henan University and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We counted 443,555 file downloads and 1,588,665 abstract views in December 2017. Finally, we passed the following milestones during the month:
300,000,000 cumulative abstract views on IDEAS
2,500,000 indexed items
8,000,000 indexed working papers
80,000 NEP subscriptions through email