RePEc in July 2018

August 15, 2018

Acknowledging that we are awfully late for posting about what happened for RePEc last month, we have still be busy behind the scenes. The next monthly report should show a few innovations. In the meanwhile, we welcome the following new participating archives: Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (INSEE), Hindawi Publishing, Leibniz Universität Hannover, International Society for projects in Education and Research, Bentham Open. We counted 331,999 file downloads and 1,398,211 abstract views (with the added fact that over 99% of traffic on IDEAS was from robots. You can use the API). Finally, we reached the following milestones last month.

1,750,000 listed articles
2,000 followers on Twitter for @repec_org
1,000 followers on Twitter for @repecCitEc

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RePEc in June 2018

July 9, 2018

Last month, we had an unusual number of new participating archives: Sumerianz Publication, Association For The Study of the Cuban Economy, Warmia and Mazury University, Kardan University, Infrastructure Victoria, Escuela de Postgrado GERENS, Economic Research Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Bank of Israel, Tourism Research Institute. We have also counted 357,786 file downloads and 1,497,660 abstract views from the RePEc services that provide such statistics. And finally, we passed the following milestones:

1,700,000 listed journal articles
80,000 NEP email subscriptions
1,250 authors with a registered Twitter handle


2000 contributing RePEc archives

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.


RePEc in April 2018

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


RePEc in March 2018

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


RePEc in February 2018

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)


RePEc in January 2018

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