[ Previous ] [ Home ] [ Next ] Written by: Ian Hickman ## How many times does the average paper get read?
From the web logs we know that there have papers that have been
deposited into the archive after 2418227^{th} August. downloads per paper. This is over
the 129463 / 18227 = 7.103 days that we have logs for. If we scale this figure up to calculate the number of downloads per year we get :
260365 / 260 = 1.404. Almost 10 downloads per paper per year.
1.404 * 7.103 = 9.97
These are the figures for one of thirteen mirrors of the site. If we assume that all of the mirrors have roughly the same amount of
traffic then their will be The main site arXiv.org gets just over separate users a week,
compared to 30,000 of the UK mirror. If we scale the number of downloads based on the number of distinct users per week,
we find that a paper on the main site would get downloaded about 2062 time more traffic30000 / 2062 = 14.55times.14.55 * 9.97 = 145 downloads per paper per year (from all sites).
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