EconStor Usage Statistics
- Overview of Available Statistics
- Overall Statistics of Downloads on EconStor
On the overall statistics page aggregated download numbers
are provided for all documents on EconStor in a selected time span
(data available since October 2012), a TOP 10 ranking list of most
downloaded documents, the distribution of download over the selected
time span and the countries of origin where the downloads have occurred.
- Download Statistics of Single Titles
Usage statistics are available for any
single title on EconStor through the link “Counter Statistics”
in the detailed view of title data. These usage statistics show in
the selected time span (data available since October 2012) the total
number of downloads of each PDF document, the temporal distribution
as well as the countries of origin where the downloads have occurred.
- Usage Statistics and Rankings of Institutions and Collections
Detailed usage statistics are available
for any institution or collection (series, journal) on EconStor through
the link “Counter statistics”. These usage statistics show in a selected
time span the total number of downloads, the TOP 10 ranking of most downloaded
papers, the temporal distribution as well as the countries of origin where
downloads have occurred. Based on aggregated download figures for any
institution and collections the following rankings are available:
- Information on the data collection method
- COUNTER Code of Practice
It is our aim to reflect the real usage of all
documents on EconStor by natural persons. Furthermore we intend to provide
usage statistics that are comparable to those from other Online databases
with scientific content, e.g. subject based aggregators and databases from
publishing houses. For that reason we have adopted the internationally
recognized COUNTER codes of practice.
is an international initiative by database hosts (e.g. Thomson ISI, EBSCO,
JSTOR), publishing houses (e.g. Elsevier, Springer, Nature) and
library associations (e.g. Association of Research Libraries) aiming to
establish standards that facilitate the collection, recording and processing
of online usage statistics. Thus, the standards of COUNTER provide for
objective collection and reliable comparability of download figures.
The methods for assessing the EconStor download statistics are in
accordance with the
"COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources".
EconStor download statistics according to COUNTER are available since
October 2012. Only PDF-Downloads are measured whereas mere page views
on EconStor are not taken into account.
- Additional Filtering of Outliers
Even the standards of COUNTER do not completely
filter all automated accesses on EconStor. Therefore as a rule a download
from one specific IP address is only counted once per day and document.
Beyond that logfiles are checked for outliers in regular terms.
These measures will make sure that our download statistics
correspond best to the real user behavior.