In piphilology, one hundred thousand is the current world record for the number of digits of pi memorized by a human being (well, that’s according to Wikipedia). So, as happy as we are at Mendeley to have 100,000 users onboard, we regret to say that it is now beyond our limits for us to remember every single user on our site (but good to see that you keep on writing and helping to improve Mendeley). In the same week we crossed a second milestone of 8 million research articles uploaded to our database in less than a year. Currently Mendeley’s article database continues to expand as researchers, students and scientists from around the world upload, collaborate and share their research using Mendeley. In April 2009 we reached the 1 million article mark, which means the number of articles in our database has doubled in size every ten to twelve weeks. To give a little context: the world’s largest online research database by Thomson Reuters took 49 years to reach 40 million articles.
A big thank you to Techcrunch’s Sean O’Hear who wrote: “Mendeley could be the largest online research paper database by early 2010” and James Glick from The Next Web who wrote: “Mendeley ‘the last.fm of research’ hits new heights”.
And congratulations to our growing community of users!
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5 thoughts on “100,000 users and 8 million articles”
I only count around 50k users on your disciplines stats page. What gives?
Hi Janet – the 100k include researchers who are using Mendeley Desktop as a stand-alone tool without having signed up to Mendeley Web.
Is this 8 million bibliographic records or 8 million full text copies of the papers?
This is 8 million full-text documents in our users’ accounts.
Many thanks for the clarification.
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