Papers in Economics)
is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 102 countries
to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the
project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and
software components, all maintained by volunteers. The collected data are then used in various services that serve the collected metadata to users or enhance it.
So far, over 2,000 archives from 102 countries
have contributed about 3 million research pieces from 3,500 journals
and 5,000 working paper series. Over 57,000 authors have registered and
75,000 email subscriptions are served every week. See below on how you
can be part of this initiative.
The following are services that use (principle) and contribute RePEc data. They also report usage statistics that can be used towards the RePEc rankings.
||Munich Personal RePEc Archive||Authors in institutions lacking a participating RePEc archive can submit their papers to MPRA and get them included in the
||RePEc Author Service|| Author registration and maintenance of a profile on RePEc.|
The complete RePEc database at your disposal. Browse or search it all.|
Economics at your fingertips. EconPapers provides access to all of RePEc. Browsing and searching available.|
Academic family tree for economics.|
Hand-selected bibliography of articles and papers in economics.|
Blog aggregator for discussion about economics research.|
New Economics Papers is a free email, RSS and Twitter notification service for new
downloadable working papers from over 90 specific fields. Archives are
||EDIRC||Directory of Economics institutions, with links to their members and publications listed on RePEc
|RePEc Plagiarism Committee|| An effort to curtail plagiarism of RePEc contents.|
||LogEc|| Detailed download and access statistics for RePEc items and authors.|
||CitEc||Citation analysis from items in the RePEc database.|
Rankings by co-authorship centrality for authors registered in the RePEc Author Service.|
Service to annotate RePEc papers in PDF and establish scientific relationships between papers.|
||SPZ|| An online workplace for researchers, tutors and students
within the RePEc information space.|
||Socionet|| A Russian (and Russian language) implementation of the RePEc method and database as the collective information environment for
the social sciences. Database customization and filtration by a "personal information robot".|
Additional websites using RePEc
The RePEc bibliographic data is in the public domain and thus used by
other services as well. The following are the ones we know of, and
unfortunately none report usage statistics back to LogEc.
Adding bibliographic information to RePEc
The basic principle is that publishers index their content themselves
into RePEc. They host the metadata on their http or ftp site, following
the Guildford Protocol, which indicates how the metadata archive should be structured. Then, the syntax of the metadata template syntax is guided by ReDIF, the Research Documents Information Format.
If you intend to contribute information about your publications to RePEc, you may read the above documents or use these step-by-step instructions or sample templates. The same instructions apply for commercial publishers or research institutes.
RePEc archive maintainers may also make good use of the template syntax and link checker, of tips and tricks and the FAQ.
Mailing lists for RePEc:
- RePEc-announce: general information about RePEc developments
- RePEc-run: discussion of technical matters regarding RePEc services
RePEc is entirely based on the contributions of volunteers: Maintainers of RePEc archives, editors at NEP and MPRA, and those who run the various RePEc services. If you want to get involved check out our volunteer opportunities or contact any member of the RePEc team.
The ArchEc project provides long-term archiving of RePEc templates and full-text files, with the support of the
Fondation Banque de France.
RePEc emerged from the NetEc group,
created in 1992, which received support for its WoPEc project between
1996-1999 by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK
Higher Education Funding Councils, as part of its Electronic Libraries
Programme (eLib). RePEc was created in June 1997 to decentralize the
work done by WoPEc and thus make it independent of grant needs. RePEc is
then guaranteed to remain free for all parties.
Each RePEc service has contact details; for any question, please email
them. For general enquiries about RePEc, in particular to open a RePEc archive, contact Kit Baum or