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Analysis of Papers Submitted in December 1999


Written by Tim Brody, last updated August 31 2000 09:09:17

Source Data

The source data comes from 7 months of mirror updates, starting in the latter half of Nov 1999 (hence using December only), through to the middle of June 2000.

d_papers formatted listing data
day_of_submission type_of_submission paper_ref paper_age submit_file

What has happened to those papers

Using the mirror incremental updates for the period Nov 1999 thru Jun 2000.

grep 'abs' < d_papers | restrictcol '3/^199912/' | uniquecol 2 | wc
= 2520 new papers submitted in the month

restrictcol '3/^199912/' < d_papers | wc
= 7055 submissions to those papers (including the initial submission)

grep 'abs' < d_papers | restrictcol '3/^199912/' | wc
= 3763 abstract submissions were made

Therefore (7055 - 3763) paper submissions were made = 3292

The number of papers that have had x number of submissions to them (abtracts and papers): restrictcol '3/^199912/' < d_papers | countcol -v 2 | countcol -n 1
21623
3280
4362
5127
677
720
817
96
102
111
124
151

The distribution of papers with x number of updates (excluding updates to the abstract).
restrictcol '3/^199912/' < d_papers | papers2updates | countcol -v 2 | countcol -v -n 1
12256
2283
342
44
51
71

What areas were papers submitted to:
restrictcol '3/^199912/' < d_papers | grep 'abs' | uniquecol 2 | papers2areas | countcol -v
astro-ph569
cond-mat495
cs21
gr-qc122
hep-ex67
hep-lat59
hep-ph353
hep-th294
math247
math-ph25
nucl-ex13
nucl-th76
physics56
quant-ph123

Publication

(From question 4) 112 papers were submitted in December with a Journal-ref, i.e. peer reviewed. As a percentage of all papers this is:
100*(112/2520) = 4.44%

(From question 3) 20 papers were submitted without a Journal-ref and were later replaced by a peer-reviewed paper:
100*(20/2520) = 0.79%
Also, 336 papers were submitted and a Journal-ref entry added later (but without the peer-reviewed paper).

Paper Lifecycle

How do the states of papers change over time, compared to when they were first deposited.

Using the incremental update data from the mirror and seperating deposits that occurred in 1999/12 and in 2000.

Paper state in 1999/12.

TimeWith J-RWith J-R/ReportReport"Submitted""Accepted""Review""Thesis"Unknown
12/199998106392241572291246
6/20001181368324016124121336
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