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Missing publications from 2011 onwards (entire database) RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    After looking for some recent papers and coming up empty-handed, I noticed that there seems to be a problem with missing publications from 2011 onwards.

    Comparing the number of publications by year between Academic Search and (as an example) PubMed shows a constant ratio of ~40% from 2007 to 2010, but then the publication count in Academic Search drops off sharply during and after 2011:

    Publication Year MS Academic Search PubMed
    2007 2,056,885 781,718
    2008 2,215,319 831,019
    2009 2,393,427 871,022
    2010 2,345,937 933,431
    2011 1,393,472 1,006,971
    2012 289,538 1,065,781
    2013 6,730 1,109,949
    2014 271 184,275

    Examining the publication graph for any regularly published journal in annual mode also illustrates this trend.

    Is this a known problem, and if so are there any plans to fix this?

    Your Academic Search tool is otherwise a very nice product and I'd really like to use it, but this issue greatly diminishes its utility.


    • Edited by Stеve Huntеr Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:59 PM table formatting
    Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:48 PM