[RePEc-announce] RePEc in December 2007, and Year 2007

Christian Zimmermann christian.zimmermann at uconn.edu
Wed Jan 2 08:43:36 EST 2008

The major event this month is that we passed to three important 
thresholds: 15,000 authors, 80% of the material now online, and 1/8 
billion abstract views. For some hints at what 15,000 authors represent in 
the Economics profession, see elsewhere on the blog. Also, we have now 
released rankings for the most cited recent papers and articles.

As year 2007 is now over, we can reflect on what RePEc has achieved over 
that year. 158 archives were added, and the total of currently 844 
archives have added 108,000 bibliographic items to RePEc, a 24% growth, 
with 240 new working paper series and 130 new journals. 105,000 new items 
are online, a 31% growth. 3,500 authors registered, almost ten a day, a 
30% growth. Citation analysis coverage increased by 39%.

In 2007, we added also a few new features:

- Compilations by institutions of all publications from affiliated and 
registered authors (find institutions on EDIRC)
- Customized publication compilations: by defining a list of authors 
or by creating a reading list
- Registered authors can now manage citations at the RePEc Author 
Service: delete erroneous ones and approve citations that were deemed 
dubious matches.
- Rankings have been improved with more criteria, with rankings within 
fields and with citation rankings for recent items only.
- The RePEc blog was inaugurated.

Finally, RePEc celebrated its 10th year in its current form. I think this 
was an impressive year, and I am looking forward to an even better year 

In terms of traffic, December is expectedly calmer, but we still managed 
record numbers for the month: 1,822,061 abstract views and 504,315 
downloads. This leads us to the thresholds we have passed this month:

125,000,000 cumulative abstract views
275,000 online articles
130,000 items with references
15,000 registered authors
1,900 working paper series
80% of all items available online

Christian Zimmermann                                     FIGUGEGL!
Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
341 Mansfield Road, Unit 1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063
http://ideas.repec.org/zimm/   christian.zimmermann at uconn.edu

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