EconStor passes the mark of 100,000 full-texts

Posted: October 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on EconStor passes the mark of 100,000 full-texts

Germany’s most important repository for economics now belongs to the twelve largest Open Access archives worldwide.

EconStor, the Open Access publication server of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and also Germany’s most important repository for economics, now offers more than 100,000 freely available documents. In the “Ranking Web of Repositories” EconStor is ranked number 12 among more than 2,200 listed archives (category rich files) worldwide.  

This year, EconStor has grown to impressive size. It now offers more than 100,000 freely accessible full texts. Back in 2011 there were only 25,000, growing to  50,000 full-texts in 2013.

Researchers in economics from all over the world value the repository’s services for three reasons:

  1. as a source of information: 2.8 million downloads were counted in 2014 (compared to 1.3 million downloads in 2012),
  2. as a place where research institutions and individual researchers can archive their publications permanently, safely and citable,
  3. as a distributor into much frequented databases – e.g. EconStor is one of the ten most widely used full-text archives within the RePEc network.

EconStor assembles more than 90 per cent of all Economics working papers from Germany and disseminates it on the web. Around 400 national and international institutions use the repository to share their papers, among them Princeton University, the Tinbergen Institute, the Stockholm School of Economics or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Usage statistics prove EconStor’s international success: About 80 per cent of all downloads come from abroad (mainly from USA, China, the UK and France).

Olaf Siegert, head of publication services at the ZBW, summarises the merits of the repository: “EconStor makes an important contribution to scholarly communication in economics. Our customers value the visibility and findability of their papers in search engines such as Google Scholar, whereas users appreciate the barrier-free and quick access to scholarly publications they look for.”


EconStor in June 2015

Posted: July 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on EconStor in June 2015

In June we have added the following research paper series and e-journals to EconStor:

1988 new items have been uploaded. The total number of full-text documents climbed to 90300 by 30/06/2015. We have counted 165936 downloads in June.

The Top 5 most downloaded papers:

1.) Brodeur, Abel; Lé, Mathias; Sangnier, Marc; Zylberberg, Yanos: „Star Wars: The empirics strike back“ (468)

2.) Kreutzer, Ralf T.; Hinz, Jule: „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Social Media Marketing“ (433)

3.) Dieckmann, Anja; Fischbacher, Urs; Grimm, Veronika; Unfried, Matthias; Utikal, Verena; Valmasoni, Lorenzo: „Trust and beliefs among Europeans: Cross-country evidence on perceptions and behavior“ (300)

4.) Catullo, Ermanno; Gallegati, Mauro; Palestrini, Antonio: „Systemic risk and macro-prudential policies: A credit network-based approach“ (296)

5.) Yacuzzi, Enrique: „El estudio de caso como metodología de investigación: Teoría, mecanismos causales, validación“ (279)


EconStor in May 2015

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In May we have added the following research paper series to EconStor:

451 new items have been uploaded. The total number of full-text documents climbed to 88312 by 31/05/2015. We have counted 163478 downloads in May.

The Top 5 most downloaded papers:

1.) Crotty, James: „Structural causes of the global financial crisis: A critical assessment of the “New Financial Architecture”“ (394)

2.) Neumark, David: „Detecting discrimination in Audit and correspondence studies“ (330)

3.) Kreutzer, Ralf T.; Hinz, Jule: „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Social Media Marketing“ (328)

4.) Grob, Heinz Lothar (ed.); Vossen, Gottfried (ed.): „Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 aus technischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Sicht“ (281)

5.) Yacuzzi, Enrique: „El estudio de caso como metodología de investigación: Teoría, mecanismos causales, validación“ (279)


EconStor Downtime

Posted: June 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Comments Off on EconStor Downtime

EconStor will be offline on 19th June 2015 from 1:00 pm to 12 pm CET due to urgent repairs on our power supply.
We apologize for any inconvenience!


EconStor in April 2015

Posted: June 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on EconStor in April 2015

In April we have added the following research paper series and e-journals to EconStor:

982 new items have been uploaded. The total number of full-text documents climbed to 87861 by 30/04/2015. We have counted 184925 downloads in April.

The Top 5 most downloaded papers:

1.) Crotty, James: „Structural causes of the global financial crisis: A critical assessment of the “New Financial Architecture”“ (491)

2.) Grob, Heinz Lothar (ed.); Vossen, Gottfried (ed.): „Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 aus technischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Sicht“ (408)

2.) Weichselbaumer, Doris; Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf: „A meta-analysis of the international gender wage gap“ (408)

4.) Kreutzer, Ralf T.; Hinz, Jule: „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Social Media Marketing“ (359)

5.) Henrich, Joseph; Heine, Steven J.; Norenzayan, Ara: „The weirdest people in the world?“ (333)


EconStor in March 2015

Posted: April 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on EconStor in March 2015

In March we have added the following research paper series and e-journals to EconStor:

1370 new items have been uploaded. The total number of full-text documents climbed to 86879 by 31/03/2015. We have counted 201970 downloads in March.

The Top 5 most downloaded papers:

1.) Grob, Heinz Lothar (ed.); Vossen, Gottfried (ed.): „Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 aus technischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Sicht“ (589)

2.) Crotty, James: „Structural causes of the global financial crisis: A critical assessment of the “New Financial Architecture”“ (536)

3.) Brau, James C.; Woller, Gary M.: „Microfinance: A comprehensive review of the existing literature“ (399)

4.) Kreutzer, Ralf T.; Hinz, Jule: „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Social Media Marketing“ (349)

5.) Weichselbaumer, Doris; Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf: „A meta-analysis of the international gender wage gap“ (316)


EconStor in February 2015

Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on EconStor in February 2015

In February we have added the following research paper series and conference proceedings to EconStor:

863 new items have been uploaded. The total number of full-text documents amounted to 85509 by 28/02/2015. We have counted 179144 downloads in February .

The Top 5 most downloaded papers:

1.) Grob, Heinz Lothar (ed.); Vossen, Gottfried (ed.): „Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 aus technischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Sicht“ (593)

2.) Mayer, Thomas: „The empirical significance of econometric models“ (528)

3.) Crotty, James: „Structural causes of the global financial crisis: A critical assessment of the “New Financial Architecture”“ (389)

4.) Brau, James C.; Woller, Gary M.: „Microfinance: A comprehensive review of the existing literature“ (326)

5.) Kreutzer, Ralf T.; Hinz, Jule: „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Social Media Marketing“ (274)


EconStor in January 2015

Posted: March 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on EconStor in January 2015

In January we have added the following research paper series to EconStor:

787 new items have been uploaded. The total number of full-text documents amounted to 84646 by 31/01/2015. We have counted 183885 downloads in the month of January.

The Top 5 most downloaded papers:

1.) Berggren, Niclas; Nilsson, Therese: „Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance?“  (953)

2.) Grob, Heinz Lothar (ed.); Vossen, Gottfried (ed.): „Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 aus technischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Sicht“ (537)

3.) Kreutzer, Ralf T.; Hinz, Jule: „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Social Media Marketing“ (369)

4.) Crotty, James: „Structural causes of the global financial crisis: A critical assessment of the “New Financial Architecture”“ (360)

5.) Brau, James C.; Woller, Gary M.: „Microfinance: A comprehensive review of the existing literature“ (283)


EconStor in December 2014

Posted: February 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on EconStor in December 2014

In December we have added the following research paper series and conference proceedings to EconStor:

1160 new items have been uploaded. The total number of full-text documents amounted to 83631 by the end of December. We have counted 176741 downloads in that month.

The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

1.) Crotty, James: „Structural causes of the global financial crisis: A critical assessment of the “New financial architecture”“ (369)

2.) Grob, Heinz Lothar (ed.); Vossen, Gottfried (ed.): „Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 aus technischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Sicht“ (353)

3.) Kreutzer, Ralf T.; Hinz, Jule: „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Social Media Marketing“ (333)

4.) Mayntz, Renate (ed.); Hughes, Thomas P. (ed.): „The development of large technical systems“ (282)

5.) Braga, Michela; Paccagnella, Marco; Pellizzari, Michele: „Evaluating students’ evaluations of professors“ (230)


Service Announcement

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on Service Announcement

There will be no support available between Christmas and January 4th, 2015.

We apologize for any inconveniences that may occur!


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