Papers in Economics)
is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 82 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 is then used in various services as described below.
So far, over 1,600 archives from 81 countries have contributed about 1.4 million research pieces from 1,800 journals and 3,800 working paper series. Over 35,000 authors have registered and 70,000 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.
||RePEc Author Service|| Author registration and maintenance of a profile on RePEc.|
||Munich Personal RePEc Archive||Authors in institutions lacking a participating RePEc archive can submit their papers to MPRA and get them included in the
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 notification service for new downloadable working papers from over 90 specific fields. Archives are also available.|
||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.|
||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.
Getting information into 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.
Over 1,600 RePEc archives currently participate, and basic statistics for content and recorded traffic can be viewed at LogEc. The largest contributing RePEc archives are:
- Wiley Blackwell
- AgEcon Search (US)
- Federal Reserve System (Fed) in Print (USA)
- Taylor & Francis Journals
- National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, USA)
- Cambridge University Press
- Programme National Persée (France)
- Oxford University Press
- Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA, Germany)
- NEREUS: Economists Online Archive
- WOPEBI (Canada)
- University of Chicago Press
- ECONSTOR (ZBW, Germany)
- DEGREE (Netherlands)
- American Economic Association (USA)
- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
- Hyper Articles en Ligne (France)
- Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, UK)
- Palgrave Macmillan
- CESifo (Germany)
- EconWPA (USA)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- S-WoPEc (Sweden)
- MIT Press
- Pion Ltd
- M.E. Sharpe Publishers
- IZA (Germany)
- World Bank
- University of California eScholarship Repository (USA)
- DotEc (Colombia)
- Berkeley Electronic Press journals
- RePEc Input Service
- WoPEc (non-UK)
- WIFO (Austria)
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
- DIW Berlin (Germany)
- Inter-American Development Bank
- Emerald Group Publishing
- Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
- Iowa State Department of Economics (USA)
- Economic Journal (UK)
- Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
- Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria)
- Boston College Economics (USA)
- Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Politiques et Économiques (Belgium)
- TU Darmstadt - Publications Repository (Germany)
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.
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