[RePEc-announce] RePEc in June 2012

'Christian Zimmermann' zimmermann at stlouisfed.org
Tue Jul 3 10:02:08 CDT 2012

First off: RePEc is now 15 years old. It was launched at a meeting in 
Guildford (UK) where Thomas Krichel exposed his idea to a group of people 
who were already doing some indexing of working papers. Soon thereafter, 
they started providing the relevant bibliographic metadata in the relevant 
format and RePEc services could use them. Thomas Krichel had previously 
been running various initiatives to improve the dissemination of working 
papers, all the way back to 1991.

Speaking of volunteer personnel, Kyle Fluegge stepped down as NEP editor. 
His successor is Laura Stefanescu, who is now in charge of creating the 
weekly list of new working papers submitted to NEP editors, who can then 
select those relevant to their field.

During June 2012, we counted 520,118 file downloads and 2,010,606 abstract 
views. We also welcomed the following new participating archives: : 
HERMIN, Società editrice il Mulino, Catalactica NGO, Bangor University, 
Missouri Valley Economic Association, Université Bordeaux 4, University of 
New South Wales (III), Japan Ministry of Finance, Rockwool Foundation, 
University of South Bohemia, Babes-Bolyai University.

Finally, the following thresholds were reached during the past month:
400000 working papers available online
100000 articles with references
15000 book chapters available online
1500 indexed journals
500 blogs linked on EconAcademics.org with discussions about RePEc 

Christian Zimmermann                          FIGUGEGL!
Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis MO 63166-0442 USA

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