Today, one third of our downloads come from readers in the United States, North America accounts for roughly 40% of all downloads. This is remarkable, since Acta Physiologica is still widely recognized as a journal with Scandinavian roots. However, interesting trends are taking place: The United States is the largest contributor of manuscripts. What is more, Acta Physiologica is now available in 5,116 institutions in the developing world via philanthropic initiatives. This has had an enormous effect on our readership; countries with greater developing potential are increasingly downloading our articles. In China, the increase within one year has been 22%.
Acta Physiologica availability is increasing worldwide. In 2012, 4,681 institutions assessed Acta Physiologica via the Wiley-Blackwell license. This compares to 4,231 in 2011, and is a indicator for the strong performance of Acta Physiologica, particularly when keeping in mind the general trend towards decreasing subscriptions in health sciences. Thus, it does not surprised that they renewal rate of subscriptions is harder for Acta Physiologica than for comparable journals.
The excellent performance parameters reflect the increasing quality and popularity of articles published in Acta Physiologica. A double-digit number of articles were downloaded over 1000 times in 2012. Full text downloads have increased once more by 7% in 2012. The download intensities particularly remarkable when considering that 20% less pages were printed in 2012 compared to the previous year. During the last decade, downloads more than doubled.
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