Every publisher or provider puts text files describing their publications on their server. These files follow a simple but rigorous machine-readable syntax. They can then be automatically mirrored and made available to the public on the various RePEc websites. Some RePEc services complement these data with additional information such as citations or author details. RePEc is thus a facilitator that organizes the data for others to use.
Join over 2000 providers and publishers to increase the visibility of your publications. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your RePEc archive. They show how to quickly set up your RePEc archive on your http, https, or ftp server and describe the syntax of the required metadata for working papers, journal articles, books, chapters, and software. For the complete technical details on the infrastructure and the metadata, you can also read about the Guildford Protocol and ReDIF, the Research Documents Information Format.
You can explore economic literature on two RePEc services. On EconPapers and IDEAS, search and browse, or follow links to author profiles, references, citations, keywords, or classifications. You can get notifications of new material with two other RePEc services, NEP and MyIDEAS.
With the RePEc Author Service, you can create a profile of your indexed works. This allows the other RePEc services to link your profile to your works and vice versa. You also get notifications about the visibility of your works and citations newly found by CitEc. And if your publisher does not participate in RePEc, you can upload missing items to MPRA, copyright permitting.
RePEc can help you make your working papers (pre-prints) more visible, track how your researchers publish, and provide metrics to evaluate impact.
Data assembled by RePEc can be used for many purposes. Examples are academic research, tracking how working papers get published, adding metrics to a website, and evaluating researchers or institutions. We have instructions on how to access the data, including through an API.
There is much more that RePEc can do for you. Below is a list of all the RePEc services:
|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 database.|
|RePEc Author Service||Author registration and maintenance of a profile on RePEc.|
|IDEAS||The complete RePEc database at your disposal. Browse or search it all.|
|EconPapers||Economics at your fingertips. EconPapers provides access to all of RePEc. Browsing and searching available.|
|EDIRC||Directory of Economics institutions, with links to their members and publications listed on RePEc|
|NEP||New Economics Papers is a free email, RSS and Twitter notification service for new downloadable working papers from over 90 specific fields. Archives are also available.|
|RePEc Genealogy||Academic family tree for economics.|
|LogEc||Detailed download and access statistics for RePEc items and authors.|
|CitEc||Citation analysis from items in the RePEc database.|
|CollEc||Rankings by co-authorship centrality for authors registered in the RePEc Author Service.|
|RePEc Biblio||Hand-selected bibliography of articles and papers in economics.|
|EconAcademics.org||Blog aggregator for discussion about economics research.|
|SocioRePEc.org||Service to annotate RePEc papers in PDF and establish scientific relationships between papers.|
|RePEc Plagiarism Committee||An effort to curtail plagiarism of RePEc contents.|
Over 2,200 archives from 103 countries have contributed about 4.3 million research items from 3,900 journals and 5,500 working paper series. Over 65,000 authors have registered and 75,000 email subscriptions are served every week.
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.