EconStor Downloads now compliant with COUNTER

Posted: August 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

In order to make the EconStor download numbers more comparable with other services, we now use the internationally established COUNTER standard to measure our download usage.
Moreover we supply not only the download counts for individual papers, but also for whole collections or even for institutions. Plus we provide information about the breakdown of downloads by country.
For more information, please click here.

Important aspect: We found, that the Download numbers measured via COUNTER only differ about 10-20% from our internal download numbers, that we have used before.


EconStor climbs to number 29 in new Webometrics repository ranking

Posted: August 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , | Comments Off

New edition of webometrics ranking compares over 1700 repositories worldwide according to several categories.

The “Ranking Web of Repositories” is a service provided by the Spanish Reseseach Organization CSIC. Besides comparing repositories it also ranks Universities, Business Schools and Hospitals. The repository ranking is published every 6 months, now in it’s 13th edition.

Compared to earlier rankings EconStor has climbed several places and now ranks at number 29 worldwide, climbing almost 50 places (from number 77) within one year! And in the European Repository ranking EconStor now stands at number 11.

The TOP5 positions of the ranking are also held by subject based repositories or databases (ArXiv, RePEc, PubMed Central, Citeseer and SSRN).


EconStor in July 2013

Posted: August 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In July we have added the following open access journals, research paper series and contributions to one conference to EconStor:

Our total amount of full-text documents has increased to 57,660 by the end of this month. With 178,663 pdf views we have counted a slightly decreasing number of downloads – which is very normal for a summer month. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. Keller, Sara; Schanz, Deborah: „Measuring tax attractiveness across countries“ (2,622)
  2. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (825)
  3. Gerdesmeier, Dieter; Reimers, Hans-Eggert; Roffia, Barbara: „Testing for the existence of a bubble in the stock market“ (606)
  4. Dilger, Alexander: „Besonderheiten der Bewerbung um Promotionsstellen und -gelegenheiten“ (568)
  5. Delfmann, Werner; Albers, Sascha: „Supply chain management in the global context“ (472)

 


EconStor in June 2013

Posted: July 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In June we have included the following research paper and report series in EconStor:

With 866 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 55,260 by the end of June. The total number of downloads in June has reached 200,083. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“(687)
  2. Delfmann, Werner; Albers, Sascha: „Supply chain management in the global context“ (525)
  3. Dilger, Alexander: „Besonderheiten der Bewerbung um Promotionsstellen und -gelegenheiten“ (521)
  4. Orphanides, Athanasios; Wieland, Volker: „Complexity and monetary policy“ (454)
  5. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (446)

 


Open Access increases the “Superstar effect”

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

New Analysis on the impact of Open Access availability on citations finds out, that Open access increases cites to the top-ranked journals but reduces cites to lower-ranked journals.

Two Economists, Mark McCabe (University of Michigan School of Information) and Christopher Snyder (Dartmouth College), have published a new study of the impact of open access on citation rates for science journal content. McCabe and Snyder found that open access increases citation rates for high-quality content, while reducing citations to lower-quality content. In their paper, “The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum,” McCabe and Snyder construct a model to explain their findings, which was based on an analysis of 100 journals in ecology, botany, and general science. The authors document what they call a “superstar effect,” in which the benefits of open access (namely, increased citations) accrue to higher quality content and journals, while lower-tier content does not receive such benefits.

Mark McCabe, a research investigator at the University of Michigan School of Information, and Christopher Snyder, a faculty member in Economics at Dartmouth College, have published a new study of the impact of open access on citation rates for science journal content. McCabe and Snyder found that open access increases citation rates for high-quality content, while reducing citations to lower-quality content. In their paper, “The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum,” McCabe and Snyder construct a model to explain their findings, which was based on an analysis of 100 journals in ecology, botany, and general science. The authors document what they call a “superstar effect,” in which the benefits of open access (namely, increased citations) accrue to higher quality content and journals, while lower-tier content does not receive such benefits. – See more at: http://www.publishing.umich.edu/2013/06/07/new-research-on-open-access/#sthash.8YrgShrw.dpuf
Mark McCabe, a research investigator at the University of Michigan School of Information, and Christopher Snyder, a faculty member in Economics at Dartmouth College, have published a new study of the impact of open access on citation rates for science journal content. McCabe and Snyder found that open access increases citation rates for high-quality content, while reducing citations to lower-quality content. In their paper, “The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum,” McCabe and Snyder construct a model to explain their findings, which was based on an analysis of 100 journals in ecology, botany, and general science. The authors document what they call a “superstar effect,” in which the benefits of open access (namely, increased citations) accrue to higher quality content and journals, while lower-tier content does not receive such benefits. – See more at: http://www.publishing.umich.edu/2013/06/07/new-research-on-open-access/#sthash.8YrgShrw.dpuf

EconStor in May 2013

Posted: June 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In May the following journals and research paper series have been added to EconStor:

With 1897 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to nearly 54400 by the end of May. The total number of downloads in May amounts to 212503. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

1. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (612)

2. Møller, Bjørn: „The Somali conflict: The role of external actors“ (580)

3. Hassler, Uwe; Wolters, Jürgen: „Autoregressive distributed lag models and cointegration“ (473)

4. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (462)

5. Dilger, Alexander: „Besonderheiten der Bewerbung um Promotionsstellen und -gelegenheiten“ (452)


EconStor in April 2013

Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In April we have included the following research paper series in EconStor:

With 1537 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to nearly 52500 by the end of April. The total number of downloads in April has climbed to 215039. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. Verick, Sher; Islam, Iyanatul: “The great recession of 2008 – 2009: Causes, consequences and policy responses” (981)
  2. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (819)
  3. Lawson, David; Klasen, Stephan: „The impact of population growth on economic growth and poverty reduction in Uganda“ (586)
  4. Møller, Bjørn: „The Somali conflict: The role of external actors“ (586)
  5. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“(554)

 


Social Media references as data for RePEc rankings? Network starts Online Voting

Posted: April 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , | Comments Off

repecCitation analysis in RePEc is very popular among Economists worldwide. So far it is mainly based on citations in reference lists of Journal Articles and Working Papers. But as Social Media are more and more used not only for academic networking, but also for scholarly discussions, an extended impact analysis is up for discussion.

In his latest Blog Entry RePEc member Christian Zimmermann proposes some extensions to the existing RePEc rankings, e.g. the inclusion of Wikipedia or Economics Blogs. In order to get a better understanding of the Community View, Zimmermann started an Online Voting. The results are open for everyone and show so far, that there’s a split within Economists, with one part being open for the inclusion of Social Media for citation analysis, while others are very sceptical.

This shows, that there’s definitely some change going on the scholarly publication landscape in Economics, but so far Social Media are still controversial, when it comes to quality assessment of research papers. Nevertheless there are tools like Altmetrics, who show, that impact analysis goes beyond journal impact factors. And even large research organisations like the Leibniz Association in Germany with it’s research network “Science 2.o” have started to analyse how Social Media are affecting scholarly communication.


EconStor in March 2013

Posted: April 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

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

With 950 new publications in March we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to nearly 50900. The total number of downloads in that month was 187.495. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (802)
  2. Dilger, Alexander: „Besonderheiten der Bewerbung um Promotionsstellen und -gelegenheiten“ (619)
  3. Jürgens, Ulrich: „Corporate governance, innovation, and economic performance: a case study on Volkswagen“ (602)
  4. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (599)
  5. Bauer, Thomas K.:„High Performance Workplace Practices and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe“ (587)


EconStor in February 2013 hits milestone of 50.000 full text documents

Posted: March 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

We are happy to announce that we have reached the milestone of 50.000 full text documents by March 6th, 2013. This means that our content has doubled in the last two years. See also our press release.

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

Beyond that download numbers have reached a new record as well in Febuary. We have counted a total number of 193.260 downloads. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

1.)    von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (1145 downloads)

2.)    Dilger, Alexander: „Besonderheiten der Bewerbung um Promotionsstellen und -gelegenheiten“ (773)

3.)    Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (698)

4.)    Heimeshoff, Ulrich; Haucap, Justus: „Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay: Is the internet driving competition or market monopolization?“ (579)

5.)    Yadav, Pradeep K.; Megginson, William L.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh: „Corporate governance in India“ (575)


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