[RePEc-announce] RePEc in December 2016, and a look back at 2016

'Christian Zimmermann' zimmermann at stlouisfed.org
Thu Jan 5 13:54:39 UTC 2017

We have two new features to announce this month: First, our directory of 
economics institutions, EDIRC got a face lift that includes much better 
viewing on mobile devices. Second, we have a new ranking for authors, the 
Euclidian measure of citations, following the article of Perry and Reny. 
Also, we counted 425,384 file downloads and 2,082,757 abstract views for 
the RePEc services reporting these statistics. Last month, we welcomed the 
following new RePEc archives: ERINA, University College Dublin (III), 
Dickinson College, UNESCAP (II), University College Algebra, Università 
Bocconi (II), Union of Scientists (Varna). Finally, we reached the 
following milestones:

10,000,000 matched citations
1,250,000 items in registered author profiles
1,000,000 paper announcements through NEP
900,000 articles with abstracts
800,000 items with extracted references
750,000 indexed working papers
400,000 working papers with extracted references
15,000 links to RePEc items on EconAcademics

As for 2016, what have we achieved? In terms of RePEc services, MyIDEAS 
received a complete overhaul with new features, CitEc is making a big push 
to expand the coverage of citation extraction and added an API, and 
SocioRePEc made available a series of tools for authors. In terms of 
content, RePEc now indexes 240,000 more items, a growth of 12%, in part 
thanks to 80 new RePEc archives, CitEc extracted the references of 140,000 
more items, a growth of 20%, and 2,800 more authors are registered with 
the RePEc Author Service, a growth of 6%. We counted 5,610,593 downloads 
and 25,928,965 abstract views, an increase over last year which reverses a 
decline in traffic that lasted several years. Next year is going to be 
important for RePEc, we hope to have more positive news.

Christian Zimmermann                          FIGUGEGL!
Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis MO 63166-0442 USA
https://ideas.repec.org/zimm/   @CZimm_economist

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