EconStor in November 2013

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

In November the following research paper series have been added to EconStor:

The number of newly uploaded papers was 2,798 while the total number of downloads in November reached 232,025. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. Delfmann, Werner; Albers, Sascha: „Supply chain management in the global context“ (778)
  2. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (761)
  3. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (702)
  4. Klasen, Stephan; Lawson, David: „The impact of population growth on economic growth and poverty reduction in Uganda“ (654)
  5. Auria, Laura; Moro, Rouslan A.: „Support Vector Machines (SVM) as a technique for solvency analysis“ (425)

Announcement of Server & Service Outages

Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

The EconStor team has to announce the following outages in its services:

  1. Due to urgent maintenance works the EconStor server cannot be reached on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 8:00 – 18:00 h (CET).
  2. There will be no support available between Christmas and New Year. The incoming requests will be handled in January 2014.

We apologize for any inconveniences that may occur!


EconStor in October 2013

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In October the following research paper series have been included in EconStor:

  • DSi kompakt, DSi – Deutsches Steuerzahlerinstitut des Bundes der Steuerzahler

With 1,871 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to nearly 64,900 by the end of October. The total number of downloads in October climbed to 217,133. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. Delfmann, Werner; Albers, Sascha: „Supply chain management in the global context“(639)
  2. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (600)
  3. Klasen, Stephan; Lawson, David: „The impact of population growth on economic growth and poverty reduction in Uganda“ (530)
  4. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (466)
  5. Auria, Laura; Moro, Rouslan A.: „Support Vector Machines (SVM) as a technique for solvency analysis“ (418)

 


EconStor in September 2013

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

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

With 2,991 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 63,021 by the end of September. The total number of downloads in June has reached 185,686. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“(450)
  2. Klasen, Stephan; Lawson, David: „The impact of population growth on economic growth and poverty reduction in Uganda“ (412)
  3. Eisend, Martin: „Metaanalyse: Einführung und kritische Diskussion“ (341)
  4. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (329)
  5. Delfmann, Werner; Albers, Sascha: „Supply chain management in the global context“ (322)


EconStor in August 2013

Posted: September 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

EconStor continues to grow at a substantial rate. In August we have reached the amount of 60,000 full text documents. The following research paper series and e-journals have been added to EconStor:

With 2,307 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 60,030 by the end of August. The total number of downloads in August has reached 170,092. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

1.) Delfmann, Werner; Albers, Sascha: „Supply chain management in the global context“ (549 downloads)

2.) Dilger, Alexander: „Besonderheiten der Bewerbung um Promotionsstellen und -gelegenheiten“ (486)

3.) Bénabou, Roland; Tirole, Jean: „Individual and corporate social responsibility“ (382)

4.) von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (338)

5.) Eisend, Martin: „Metaanalyse: Einführung und kritische Diskussion“ (297)



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

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