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Repositories

Downloads

The statistics available below are generated from Google Analytics. They present a partial view of downloads of papers in DRO by human users. Downloads by known web crawlers and indexing services are not counted.

NOTE: There is significant variation in the download statistics between Departments in different Faculties, and even within Faculties. This is partly because of different publishing practices - eg Arts & Humanities Departments publish fewer journal articles than the Sciences - and it is mainly journal articles which are available open access. But variation can also arise from differences in how Readers access the DRO service as indicated below.

  • Reader clicks the paper's PDF on the DRO abstract page
  • Reader searches via services like Google or Baidu, does not visit the abstract page, but opens the PDF directly instead and;
    1. Reader has not blocked tracking or cookies
    2. Search service uses Google Analytics
  • Reader searches via services like Google or Baidu, does not visit the abstract page, but opens the PDF directly instead and;
    1. Reader has blocked tracking and/or cookies
    2. Search service does not use or blocks use of Google Analytics
  • Reader searches via services like Google or Baidu, opens and saves the PDF rather than viewing it in their browser
  • Similar to the above, but instead the Reader opens and saves the PDF using a link in an email or tweet
  • Systematic downloads by repository aggregating services such as CORE and any download by a user of such a service

Many more Readers visit DRO abstract pages than download files. Possibly because a deposited file is under a publisher-imposed embargo. But also because the Reader has subscription-access to the publication and can access the final published version via the link on the DRO abstract page. Data generated from CrossRef's Chronograph service shows that from 2010 to 2016, between 600 and 1,500 Readers connect each month to publishers' websites via DRO abstract pages.

Top Twenty Downloads

Twenty most downloaded DRO papers in 2017 - correct at 31/05/2017.

Downloads per Faculty/Department

Pie-charts showing each Department's share of their Faculty's DRO downloads in 2017 - correct at 31/05/2017

Raw Data

Excel file containing summary publication details for papers deposited in DRO and the number of times downloaded in 2017 (correct at 31/05/2017). The file is sorted first by Department name and then by the Durham authors' names. Off-campus users are advised to Save/Save as the file rather than Open it directly.

Top Twenty Downloads

Twenty most downloaded DRO papers in 2016.

Downloads per Faculty/Department

Pie-charts showing each Department's share of their Faculty's DRO downloads in 2016.

Raw Data

Excel file containing summary publication details for papers deposited in DRO and the number of times downloaded in 2016. The file is sorted first by Department name and then by the Durham authors' names. Off-campus users are advised to Save/Save as the file rather than Open it directly.