apers in Ec
onomics) 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 3.5 million research items from 3,600 journals and 5,300 working paper series. Over 62,000 authors have registered and 80,000 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
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.
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 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 Christian Zimmermann