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Archive for November, 2006

Popular Papers

Posted by Peta Hopkins on November 24, 2006

It has been a couple of months since we published a paper of the month – so here is an update.

In both August and September, Attachment, Fear of Intimacy and Differentiation of Self among Clients in Substance Disorder Treatment Facilities by Thorberg and Lyvers, continued to rank as the most downloaded paper in the repository.

In October though, it was overtaken by Corporate Governance, Earnings Management, and the Information Content of Accounting Earnings: Theoretical Model and Empirical Tests a thesis by past student Turki Bugshan.

 The repository now contains over 250 papers and full-text downloads for the last 7 days has exceeded 900. 

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Bond Research Goes Global

Posted by Peta Hopkins on November 24, 2006

The Bond University institutional repository was officially launched this week by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Stable. epublications @ Bond is an archive of research output by academics and students from Bond.

The launch was well attended with visitors from the University of Queensland, several local high schools and academics and higher degree students from across campus.

The repository provides open access to theses, pre-prints and post-prints of journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, and is indexed by Google, Yahoo and many other search engines.

The first paper was uploaded in March 2006 and now there are over 250 papers and full text downloads in excess of 800 per week. The repository is promoting Bond research around the World.

Librarians Yvonne Auld and Antoinette Cass have been busy uploading research papers to the repository, while Christine Potter has built the thesis collection.

New directions for the repository will see the establishment of a number of open access journals. Planning is currently in place to move several of the Law journals and Spreadsheets in Education to the repository.

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Productivity Commission report recommends OA mandates

Posted by Peta Hopkins on November 15, 2006

Peter Suber at Open Access News informs us that a draft report from the Australian Government Productivity Commission recommends mandates for open access. The intent of the recommendation is to enhance access to the results of publicly funded research.

Peter provides an excerpt of the relevant parts.

Draft report : Public Support for Science and Innovation 

Comments on the draft report are invited until the 21st December and can be sent by email to Science [at] pc.gov.au.

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Who is sending them our way?

Posted by Peta Hopkins on November 6, 2006

Top referrers

Google  7275
Bond website 449
Wikipedia 117
Yahoo 77
Bloglines 56
ResearchNow 50
ilearn@ bond 32

Other referrers of note.

http://www.bakercyberlawcentre.org (Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, University of New South Wales)
http://www.worldlii.org/  (World Legal Information Institute)
http://www.scirus.com (Scirus for scientific information only)
http://webct.acu.edu.au (Australian Catholic University’s online learning system)

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Where in the world…

Posted by Peta Hopkins on November 6, 2006

The first paper was uploaded to Bond’s repository in March this year. Since then the repository has been steadily growing its readership.  As of today there has been more than 8000 referrals to epublications@ Bond on the Web. These come from a variety of search engines and links on blogs and other websites. Where in the world are these referrals? Here’s a list to show you the reach of the repository around the globe, and the number of referrals from each region.

Alphabetical by region

American Samoa 1
Argentina 10
Australia 3383
Austria  5
Azerbaijan 4
Bahamas  1
Bahrain  3
Bangladesh 1
Belgium  15
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1
Brazil   21
Canada          247
Chile    10
China    12
Colombia 3
Costa Rica 1
Croatia/Hrvatska   4
Czech Republic 5
Denmark  11
Ecuador  2
Egypt    32
El Salvador 3
Estonia  1
Fiji     1
Finland  14
France   33
Germany  85
Gibraltar 1
Greece   16
Guatemala 1
Hong Kong 23
Hungary  5
India         126
Indonesia 43
Ireland  34
Israel   8
Italy    40
Jamaica  1
Japan    14
Jordan   2
Kenya    2
Korea, Rep. 21
Latvia   4
Lithuania 6
Luxembourg 1
Malaysia 36
Mauritius 6
Mexico   9
Namibia  1
Netherland 30
New Zealand 63
Nigeria  1
North America 3317
Norway   7
Oman     1
Pakistan 17
Peru     2
Philippines 74
Poland   11
Portugal 13
Puerto Rico 2
Romania  11
Russian Fed. 10
Saudi Arabia 6
Singapore 36
Slovak Republic 1
Slovenia 3
South Africa 40
Spain    28
Sri Lanka 4
Sweden   20
Switzerland 15
Taiwan   33
Thailand 43
Trinidad & Tobago 1
Turkey   10
Ukraine   1
United Arab Emirates 10
United Kingdom 374
Vanuatu  1
Venezuela 3
Vietnam  6
 

Descending order by number of referrals
Australia 3383
North America/ other 3317
United Kingdom 374
Canada 247
India 126
Germany 85
Philippines 74
New Zealand 63
Indonesia 43
Thailand 43
Italy 40
South Africa 40
Malaysia 36
Singapore 36
Ireland 34
France 33
Taiwan 33
Egypt 32
Netherland 30
Spain 28
Hong Kong 23
Brazil 21
Korea, Republic of 21
Sweden 20
Pakistan 17
Greece 16
Belgium 15
Switzerland 15
Finland 14
Japan 14
Portugal 13
China 12
Denmark 11
Poland 11
Romania 11
Argentina 10
Chile 10
Russian Federation 10
Turkey 10
United Arab Emirates 10
Mexico 9
Israel 8
Norway 7
Lithuania 6
Mauritius 6
Saudi Arabia 6
Vietnam 6
Austria 5
Czech Republic 5
Hungary 5
Azerbaijan 4
Croatia/Hrvatska 4
Latvia 4
Sri Lanka 4
Bahrain 3
Colombia 3
El Salvador 3
Slovenia 3
Venezuela 3
Ecuador 2
Jordan 2
Kenya 2
Peru 2
Puerto Rico 2
American Samoa 1
Bahamas 1
Bangladesh 1
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1
Costa Rica 1
Estonia 1
Fiji 1
Gibraltar 1
Guatemala 1
Jamaica 1
Luxembourg 1
Namibia 1
Nigeria 1
Oman 1
Slovak Republic 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1
Ukraine 1
Vanuatu 1

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Another milestone

Posted by Peta Hopkins on November 1, 2006

In November, the 10,000th full text download was exceeded. Since the first paper was uploaded in March this year, until the 30th November there has been a total of 10, 907 downloads.

 Full text downloads graph

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