[EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

Greg Whitney greg.whitney at polymtl.ca
Thu May 28 15:19:16 BST 2015

Hi John,

By Author IDs, do you mean Web of Science ResearcherID?? Or another kind of 

All our Master’s & PhD thesis’ authors are graduate students, so in most 
cases, they haven’t written or published any other documents.



From: John Salter [mailto:J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:26 AM
To: 'eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk'
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

Another thought:

Do ALL your authors have IDs?

Are the top authors the top authors that have a unique ID, whilst the 
top-paper-authors don’t have unique IDs?



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Subject: [EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

Hi Greg,

There is the possibility that your top authors have multiple items which 
have each only been downloaded a lower number of times, but the total of 
which may be greater than the number of downloads each of your top items has 

Hope that makes sense?


From: Greg Whitney [mailto:greg.whitney at polymtl.ca]
Sent: 22 May 2015 16:43
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Subject: [EP-tech] 2 IRStats Questions


We installed IRStats on our EPrints 3.3.13 test server. The 5 Most 
Downloaded Items DO NOT correspond with the 5 Top Authors. See attached gif. 
The TOP 5  counts also vary greatly for both tables.

It is Friday, so maybe I am missing something obvious, but shouldn’t the 
most downloaded items and top authors be identical. Unless there is another 
definition for Top Authors??

Thanks! Have a good week-end!

Greg Whitney

Polytechnique Montréal Library

PS – Also, 16 834 downloads for our top PhD thesis seems to be a lot!! Given 
the rather precise subject of this document. Is there anyway of validating 
these crunched numbers??

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