[RePEc-announce] RePEc in January 2009

Christian Zimmermann christian.zimmermann at uconn.edu
Tue Feb 3 13:17:48 EST 2009

The big news this month is that we have now surpassed 700,000 
bibliographic items listed in RePEc. The last 100,000 additions took only 
7 months, something that seems difficult to beat. The other news is that 
the ranking methodology has changed following the discussion on this blog. 
Essentially, authors with multiple affiliations are now treated 
differently, as they contribute with variable weights to each of their 
affiliations, and these weights are used to distribute their scores across 
the countries and regions they are ranked in. Also, a NEP report for the 
Arab World was created. Finally, we experienced heavy traffic on our 
sites, with 766,586 file downloads and 2,756,978 abstract views in January 

With regard to major thresholds reached during the month, we can report:
4,000,000 extracted references
700,000 items listed
500,000 abstract views through Socionet
350,000 online articles
125,000 cited articles
100,000 cited working papers
50,000 subscriptions to the NEP email notification service
3,500 series and journals listed

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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