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2018 Readership Statistics

Happy new year! 2018 was a great year for ScholarsArchive, Brigham Young University’s Institutional Repository.

Readership Statistics, January 1-December 31, 2018

  • 3,777 new works posted
  • 1,645,485 downloads
  • 40,367 downloads from educational, commercial, organizational, and government institutions in 232 countries
  • 46,676 referrals from search engines
  • Top downloads:
    • “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” book review by Elizabeth Meyers in Children’s Book and Media Review, 9,630 downloads
    • “Parameter Estimation for the Lognormal Distribution,” article by Brenda Faith Ginos in All Theses and Dissertations, 8,459 downloads
    • “A Unit on the Family and Traditions: For Middle School Spanish Classes,” article by Rebecca A. Proper in All Theses and Dissertations, 8,386 downloads

Top Journal Statistics, January 1-December 31, 2018

  • Top three journals for new content added
    • Children’s Book and Media Review
      • 1,110 new works posted
    • Western North American Naturalist Publications
      • 88 new works posted
    • AWE (A Woman’s Experience)
      • 58 new works posted
  • Top three journals for number of works downloaded
    • Children’s Book and Media Review
      • 136,392 downloads
    • BYU Studies Quarterly
      • 83,335 downloads
    • Comparative Civilizations Review
      • 61,148 downloads
  • Top three journals for individual articles with the most downloads
    • Children’s Book and Media Review
      • “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” book review by Elizabeth Meyers, 9,630 downloads
    • Brigham Young University Prelaw Review
      • “Why Juveniles Should Not Be Tried as Adults” by Michael Bailey, 3,798 downloads
    • Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal in Psychology
      • “Effects of Extracurricular Activities and Physical Activity on Academic Success” by Braden Tanner, 3,757 downloads

For more information on ScholarsArchive, including publishing works and hosting journals on the repository, please contact Ellen Amatangelo, Scholarly Communications Coordinator, at ellen_amatangelo@byu.edu.