Virtus Scholar Platform monthly statistics
We would like to introduce the report on the main indicators of our Virtus Scholar Statistics Platform. This platform provides the key statistical data of papers published in our journals. We consider that the researches are to be shared freely in the scholarly sphere. It is an important factor for our authors with regard to the paper’s citation, views and readability it etc. Also, this will enable the theoretical results which will be practically applied in corporate governance. Our Platform Statistics is a part of our open access policy.
The editorial team is glad to present the results of our analysis concerning the views and downloads of the papers published in our journals in the last month. The statistics is divided into 2 parts: Article Views Statistics (views data counts starting from March 2017) and Geographical Statistics (downloads data counts starting from August 2018).
Firstly, according to the journal views, there is a positive dynamics. The total views of the papers published in our journals became in:
- the last month – 26 243;
- the current year – 249 555;
- all the time – 553 152.
As a result of the calculations, the number of views per 1 paper is:
- the last month – 7.6;
- the current year – 71.8;
- all the time – 159.2.
Thus, there was increase over the previous month in the numbers of view papers and per 1 paper on 7 % and 6 % accordingly (for December). The total journal views rose by 12 % for the current year and on 5 % for all the time, compared to the previous month. This indicates that the total views of the papers published in our journals are steadily increasing.
Second, according to the Platform Statistics, the total downloads of the papers published in our journals became in:
- the last month – 6 711;
- the total time – 94 767.
As a result of the calculations, the number of downloads per 1 paper is:
- the last month – 1.93;
- the total time – 27.27.
It is important to note that geographically our journal papers have been downloaded to read by scholars from all continents. Last month, papers were downloaded from 107 countries and the total time – from 142 countries. The number of total countries has increased by 3 % (for the last month) and on 1.4 % (for all the time), compared with the previous month.
Below are tables with calculating the indicators themselves, the number of views and downloads of papers published in our journals for December 2018:
Therefore, the results of the analysis display the positive dynamics of the journal views and downloads of papers published in our journals are improving. The statistical data and our calculations confirmed it. All data based on the Platform Statistics and internal database.
We are going to keep our international scholarly network updated on the further changes in our Virtus Scholar Statistics Platform.