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Thursday, June 12, 2008

RePEc May update

Christian Zimmermann, RePEc in May 2008, The RePEc blog, June 4, 2008.

Traffic on RePEc services continues to be high, establishing a record for the third month in a row for abstracts. But this streak is expected to come to an end, as summer traffic is typically lower. All in all, we counted 693,457 file downloads and 2,836,840 abstract views.

During the month of May, the following institutions joined RePEc with new archives: University of Hamburg, Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, CIDE, University College Dublin, Nanyang Technological University, Romanian Journal of Regional Science, University of Central Missouri, University of Luxembourg, Queensland University of Technology.

In terms of thresholds passed, you should notice a few very significant ones:

  • 90,000,000 cumulative abstract views for working papers
  • 20,000,000 cumulative downloads through IDEAS
  • 1,000,000 cumulative downloads through NEP
  • 300,000 abstracts available
  • 180,000 working papers available online
  • 120,000 [Journal of Economic Literature] coded items