Posted: February 2nd, 2012 | Author: Jan B. Weiland | Filed under: Monthly Report | Tags: discussion papers, Downloads, working papers | Comments Off on EconStor in January 2012
We are happy to announce the following working and discussion paper series which have been added to EconStor in January 2012:
- Discussion Papers, Research Professorship & Project “The Future of Fiscal Federalism”, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
- Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Behavior, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
- KOF Studies, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
- Public Policy Briefs, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
- Working Papers on Risk and Insurance, Institute for Risk and Insurance, University of Hamburg
- Working Papers, Institute of Marketing, Technische Universität Braunschweig
- Bayreuth Working Papers on Finance, Accounting and Taxation (FAcT-Papers), Chair of Finance and Banking, University of Bayreuth
By offering more than 35,500 full texts overall, we have counted exactly 103,557 pdf downloads during this month. The Top 5 downloads in January by number of downloads were:
- Yadav, Pradeep K.; Megginson, William L.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh: „Corporate governance in India“ (1288 downloads)
- Bouza, Carlos; Juárez, Octaviano; Santiago, Agustín: „Un estudio de las potencialidades del mercado para el consumo de agua purificada de la fuente de Azinyahualco“ (1183)
- Bauer, Thomas K.: „High Performance Workplace Practices and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe“ (806)
- Mueller, Gerrit; Plug, Erik: „Estimating the Effect of Personality on Male-Female Earnings“ (577)
- Auria, Laura; Moro, Rouslan A.: „Support Vector Machines (SVM) as a technique for solvency analysis“ (553)
Posted: November 28th, 2011 | Author: Olaf Siegert | Filed under: Monthly Report | Tags: articles, Economics, journals, RePEc, working papers | Comments Off on Working Papers on RePEc are much more used than Journal Articles
RePEc, one of EconStor’s strong partners in disseminating and showcasing research output in Economics has released new figures on the usage of it’s papers. In their latest blog entry they say:
While a majority [of the papers] are from journals (61%), online working papers are much more popular. While an article is download on average once every two months, working papers are downloaded close to once a month.
Posted: November 25th, 2011 | Author: Olaf Siegert | Filed under: Monthly Report | Tags: citation analysis, EconBiz, Economics, Economists Online, EconStor, Google, journal articles, Open Access, rankings, RePEc, Verein für Socialpolitik, working papers, ZBW | Comments Off on EconStor is now among the TOP20 RePEc archives
Increased visibility for German research publications in Economics
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is the most important database for publications in economics, currently holding more than one million bibliographic records. Many of the documents are in Open Access and therefore freely accessible on the internet. The RePEc database has a worldwide scope and offers researchers and institutions relevant functions such as citation analysis, alerting services and rankings to measure their research output and its impact. Renowned academic publishers such as Elsevier, Blackwell-Wiley and Springer also use the database as a multiplier for their journals. Moreover, RePEc is the largest scholars’ network in its field with more than 30,000 registered economic researchers.
As a national service institution for RePEc, the Open Access publication server EconStor organises the publication records for nearly one hundred German institutions and advises them and their researchers on the optimal use of RePEc. This service is free of charge and includes not only the uploads of publications but also the provision and processing of the title data such as abstracts, author keywords and classifications. Based on publication agreements with the institutions, publications are permanently archived on EconStor and made available in Open Access. Documents are searchable not only in RePEc, but also in Google and other economic portals such as EconBiz and Economists Online.
Publications from economics faculties at universities, but also from research institutes of the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association and the German research association Verein für Socialpolitik add up to more than 32,000 titles in EconStor. Among these publications are working and discussion papers, journal articles and conference contributions. The RePEc service of EconStor was initially funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is now sustainably maintained by a team of ZBW experts.