CORE reaches 20 million monthly users

For nearly a decade, we have followed our mission to bring open access research to the public, facilitating  free unrestricted access to research for all.

We are excited to announce that we have just reached another milestone on this journey. Specifically, we have reached 20 million monthly active users for the first time. The COVID epidemic has clearly demonstrated an increased need and interest for people to access the results of science. In the era of misinformation, open access to research gives people the hope that truth and facts will prevail.

Petr Knoth, the Founder and Head of CORE says:

“We are grateful to all our users whether they use CORE on a daily basis or come to read an article just occasionally. We want very much to thank all our data providers, the amazing global network of open access repositories, our supporters, ambassadors and funders without whom this would not be possible.”

This increase resulted in CORE also making it to the top 4,250 websites in global Internet engagement according to Alexa Global Rank, which is calculated from a combination of visitors a day and page views on a website over a 90-day period.

CORE’s users are located all over the world: the United States, Japan, France, Indonesia and Ukraine produce the highest traffic.

May, in comparison with March and April has resulted in an almost 60% increase of all users and 61.56% of new users.

CORE’s users’ increase
CORE’s Global Traffic

Interestingly, our users visit CORE highly on Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 pm.

Users by time of day

The vast majority of our users access CORE via desktop (75.6%), while 23.1% comes via a mobile phone and 1.3% via a tablet.

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Every day the CORE team aims to deliver open access research outputs to everyone who needs them all over the world. Apart from its open access collection, CORE offers a suite of services addressed to a variety of its stakeholders, institutions, libraries, software developers, funders, so they can:

  • access data across all data providers (API);
  • download all of CORE data and run processes in their own infrastructure (Dataset);
  • keep an always up to date copy of all CORE data in their infrastructure (FastSync);
  • get suggestions on similar articles they are looking for (Recommender)
  • get the assistance in finding freely accessible copies of research papers that are often behind a paywall (Discovery) and
  • get valuable technical information and statistics to content they provide to increase the visibility to their research outputs (Repository Dashboard).

More information about CORE data can be found here

The CORE Team

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