Over 3.2 million scientific article downloads in 2015

Published on
July 28, 2016

Wageningen UR Library annually monitors the use of online journals. In 2015, almost 3.3 million scientific articles were downloaded. The most used journal was the Journal of Dairy Science with 40 000 downloaded articles.

The Library annually collects and combines download statistics for 45 publishers. The Library does this to identify the number of downloads for each scientific journal. In 2015, almost 3.3 million articles were downloaded. The top downloaded journals in 2015 were the Journal of Dairy Science, Nature, PNAS, Food Chemistry and Plant Physiology.

Wageningen UR Library subscribes to most online scientific journals (90%) in 'big deals'. These deals give you access to all scientific journals from a publisher, such as Elsevier and American Chemical Society. The download statistics, combined with other measures like journal citations in Wageningen UR scientific output, are used to match the scientific journals subscriptions as well as possible to use by Wageningen UR staff and students.