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Research Repository Update: March 2024

During March 2024, the contents of the  WVU College of Law community in the Research Repository @ WVU had 16,663 new full-text downloads of the 5,805 total works archived in our collections. Readers came from 1,265 different institutions across 154 different countries and territories. This brings the total full-text downloads of scholarship from the College of Law collections to 675,675.

Law faculty scholarship was downloaded a total of 4,977 times in March 2024. The most downloaded articles from the  faculty scholarship collection last month are:

Research Repository Update: December 2023

During December 2023, the contents of the  WVU College of Law community in the Research Repository @ WVU had 15,239 new full-text downloads of the 5,790 total works archived in our collections. Readers came from 1,106 different institutions across 154 different countries and territories. This brings the total full-text downloads of scholarship from the College of Law collections to 623,332.

Law faculty scholarship was downloaded a total of 4,072 times in December 2023. The most downloaded articles from the  faculty scholarship collection last month are:

New Citations to WVU Law Scholarship: July to September 2023

The scholarship of West Virginia University College of Law faculty members is frequently cited as authority in numerous legal disciplines. The following is a list of faculty authored works cited and made available on Westlaw Precision between July 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023.

Robert Bastress

Observations on Scholarly Impact, October 2023 Part 2

In our most recent post on scholarly impact, we focused on downloads of papers in a single issue of our SSRN paper series. To expand upon our previous analysis, we decided to look for trends across multiple issues. Specifically, we looked at how many readers opened the email distribution and how many clicked through from their inbox to the paper posted on SSRN. Some observations:

Publishing smaller, more frequent issues to capture audiences throughout the academic year.

Observations on Scholarly Impact, October 2023

This semester, we have been curious as to the impact of promotion of our faculty scholarship, specifically our institution’s SSRN paper series. Our inquiry extended to how broadly a work is promoted, distributed, and how descriptive is its metadata via SSRN.  We typically distribute issues of our paper series multiple times throughout an academic year.  Some observations:

Downloads of works with tiles that include a case name increased by 21% in the week after distribution. No additional promotion efforts were undertaken during that time frame, for this example.