EconStor in January 2013

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

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

From January 2013 we provide download figures measured in accordance with the COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources which will make it easier to compare our figures with other repositories, databases, and Open Access publishers.

With 950 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 48.462 by the end of January. The total number of downloads in January has climbed to 170.917. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (1.208 downloads)
  2. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (1.018)
  3. Dilger, Alexander: „Besonderheiten der Bewerbung um Promotionsstellen und -gelegenheiten“ (725)
  4. Yadav, Pradeep K.; Megginson, William L.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh: „Corporate governance in India“ (598)
  5. Moldaschl, Manfred: “Was ist Reflexivität?” (565)

EconStor in December 2012

Posted: January 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In December we have included the following e-journals and research paper series in EconStor:

With 430 new publications we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 47512 by the end of 2012. The total number of downloads in December added up to 149239. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (735)
  2. Bode, Sven: „On the impact of renewable energy support schemes on power prices“ (732)
  3. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (559)
  4. Bauer, Thomas K.: „High Performance Workplace Practices and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe“ (473)
  5. Yadav, Pradeep K.; Megginson, William L.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh: „Corporate governance in India“ (435)

EconStor in November 2012

Posted: December 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

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

With nearly 1300 new publications in November we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 47082. The total number of downloads in that month climbed to 184941. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (1071)
  2. Wiederhold, Simon; Riener, Gerhard: „Team building and hidden costs of control“ (468)
  3. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (558)
  4. Bauer, Thomas K.: „High Performance Workplace Practices and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe“ (526)
  5. Bode, Sven: „On the impact of renewable energy support schemes on power prices“ (507)

 


IZA launches 5 new Open Access Journals

Posted: November 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

The number of interesting new Open Access Journals in Economics increases, as IZA launches five new field journals

http://www.iza.org/images/logo_gross_grau.jpgThe Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) is a private research institute, based in Germany, with the focus on labour market research. They are already editing a prominent Discussion Paper Series (also available on EconStor), which belongs to to the TOP 20 Working Paper Series in RePEc.

On top of that IZA has now started five new Open Access Journals, which focus on the different aspects of Labour Markets:

All Journals are published with SpringerOpen and do not charge any author fees. Each journal involves peer reviewing, with the focus on a fast decision making and publication process:

Acceptance/rejection decisions are expected to be made “within one month; publication is expected “within two months after submission of the final manuscript.The fast process from the submission to the acceptance/rejection decision is guaranteed by (i) an advanced desk rejection policy and (ii) the fact that only those papers refereed that require minor revisions are accepted while those not accepted are rejected without a detailed referee report. This requires the submission of manuscripts that are considered ready by the author/s for direct publication if found suitable by the editorial team.

With the reputation of the Discussion Paper Series already established, there might be a good chance also for the Journals to enter the ranking lists.


EconStor in October 2012

Posted: November 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In October we have made available the following new working paper and research report series on EconStor:

751 publications have been newly uploaded in EconStor and we have increased the total amount of full-text documents up to 45769 by October 31, 2012. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

1. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (818 downloads)

2. Wiederhold, Simon; Riener, Gerhard: „Team building and hidden costs of control“ (548)

3. Yadav, Pradeep K.; Megginson, William L.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh: „Corporate governance in India“ (541)

4. Nunnenkamp, Peter: „Foreign direct investment in developing countries: What policymakers should not do and what economists don’t know“ (484)

5. Moldaschl, Manfred: „Was ist Reflexivität?“ (429)


EconStor in September 2012: 45000 full text documents and 1 million downloads!

Posted: October 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

We are pleased to announce that we have increased our total amount of full text documents up to 45000. In addition EconStor has reached 1 million downloads so far in 2012.

New content: In the previous month we have been able to upload the following e-journals, conference proceedings and working paper series in EconStor:

The Top 5 most downloaded papers in September 2012 were:

1. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (581 downloads)

2. Yadav, Pradeep K.; Megginson, William L.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh: „Corporate governance in India“ (368)

3. Hauser, Ulrike; Lorenz, Bettina: „Herstellermarke vs. Handelsmarke“ (360)

4. Woessmann, Ludger; Hanushek, Eric Alan: „Does educational tracking affect performance and inequality? Differences-in-differences evidence across countries“ (353)

5. Nunnenkamp, Peter: „Foreign direct investment in developing countries: What policymakers should not do and what economists don’t know“ (329)


IZA paper provides new ranking for German Economic Research Institutes

Posted: September 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

A new IZA paper by Rolf Ketzler and Klaus F Zimmermann presents a ranking for German economic research institutes (all part of the Leibniz Association) based on their publications in SSCI-Journals from 2000-2009.

In the results of the raw data, ZEW Mannheim holds the leading position with 1,511 citations, followed by DIW Berlin (1,189 citations),  ifo Munich (753 citations), IfW Kiel (593 citations), RWI Essen (382 citations) and IWH Halle (90 citations).

The authors also found an employer and publisher bias among the cites of published articles of research staff from the German research institutes: If from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), articles have significantly more cites than if from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) or one of the others. If published in a Springer journal, the articles receive more cites than with Blackwell, and if published with Sage, the articles receive significantly less cites than with Blackwell.

 


Handelsblatt Ranking causes uproar among German Business Economists

Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Newspost | Tags: , , | Comments Off

The German Business Newspaper Handelsblatt publishes annual rankings on German Economists and Business Economists based on their publication output. This years ranking (which was published today), caused a big uproar beforehand among  researchers. As a result, over 300 Professors (about 11% of all Business Economists In Germany) opted out, which means, that they are no longer included in the ranking.  This seems quite a number but, looking at the research output of  the boycotteurs in more detail, one finds out, that most of  them are not very active in publishing research articles, in fact only about 6-7% are among  the TOP100 of the Handelsblatt Ranking.

Nevertheless this behaviour brought up a national debate about the sense and nonsense of rankings and the right parameters to choose for evaluation. Most of this debate is unfortunately available only in German, but there are also a few English blogposts out there, e.g. from the “Lumpy Economist” and “Econ Tidbits”.

 


EconStor in August 2012

Posted: September 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In August we have been able to upload the following new working paper series, conference proceedings and e-journals:

1646 publications have been newly uploaded in EconStor and we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 42500 by August 31, 2012.

Download figures continue to stay at a high level. The total number of downloads in August reached 113619. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

1. Hauser, Ulrike; Lorenz, Bettina: „Herstellermarke vs. Handelsmarke“ (648 downloads)

2. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (444)

3. Yadav, Pradeep K.; Megginson, William L.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh: „Corporate governance in India“ (315)

4. Seibel, Hans Dieter: „Does History Matter? The Old and the New World of Microfinance in Europe and Asia“ (314)

5. Eisend, Martin: „Metaanalyse: Einführung und kritische Diskussion“ (312)

 


EconStor in July 2012

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off

In July we have added the following e-journals and working paper series to EconStor:

With nearly 650 new publications in July we have increased our total amount of full-text documents up to 40,869. The total number of downloads in July climbed to 121,625. The Top 5 most downloaded papers were:

  1. Hauser, Ulrike; Lorenz, Bettina: „Herstellermarke vs. Handelsmarke“ (769)
  2. Hartz, Ronald: „Max Weber: “Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus”“ (471)
  3. Eisend, Martin: „Metaanalyse: Einführung und kritische Diskussion“ (468)
  4. Moldaschl, Manfred: „Was ist Reflexivität?“ (409)
  5. von der Lippe, Peter: „Deskriptive Statistik: Formeln, Aufgaben, Klausurtraining“ (308)

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