ScholarlyCommons Boosts Annenberg's Global Reach

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ScholarlyCommons is the University of Pennsylvania's open-access online home for academic work, including journal articles, dissertations, and research papers. Below are a few facts and graphics showcasing the Annenberg School's contributions to ScholarlyCommons.

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ScholarlyCommons contains more than 1200 papers authored by Annenberg faculty and students. These have been downloaded over 1.5 million times since January 2008.

top 10 countries of downloads

ScholarlyCommons is accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and it's free to use. Annenberg papers have been downloaded in 223 countries (and counting).

top 3 papers downloaded

The Annenberg papers with the most downloads from ScholarlyCommons are authored by Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff, and Professor Emeritus Elihu Katz. Bonus fact: Kraidy's paper is in the top 10 downloads of all of Penn!

top 3 dissertations downloaded

Did we mention that ScholarlyCommons contains dissertations? The top 3 most downloaded Annenberg dissertations are authored by Adrienne Shaw (PhD '10), Jason Tocci (PhD '09), and Michael Serazio (PhD '10).

You can watch papers being downloaded in real time on the Annenberg Library homepage. Head on over and see where in the world our readers are.