[RePEc-announce] RePEc in April 2020

Christian Zimmermann zimmermann at stlouisfed.org
Tue May 5 17:50:13 UTC 2020

While most of RePEc is automated, and thus functions the same way whether 
we are in a pandemic or not, the content and the usage of the services 
have made noticeable shifts in the past month or two. First in terms of 
new content, it has slowed down, but with an exponential increase in 
material relating to Covid-19. As of this writing, there are 779 items 
relating to Covid-19 in RePEc. Also in terms of usage, it is slightly up 
compared to March, with an definite focus on Covid-19 related material. 
See for example, the 25 most downloaded working papers. All in all, we 
counted 617,754 file downloads and 2,914,152 abstract views.

Related to this, we inaugurated an Economics Virtual Seminar Calendar that 
is already getting very good usage. We have only two new RePEc archives to 
announce, though: IJSAB-International and the London Academy of Science 
and Business. Finally, we still reached a milestone:

800,000 articles with citations

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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