Wednesday, June 24, 2015
AAEA Publications now Current on RePEc
AAEA is pleased to announce that the AAEA publications are now up-to-date on RePEc (Research Papers in Economics). RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 84 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.
RePEc has become an important metric of research output and contributions in economics. The service is particularly important in its tracking of citations and other metrics of academic output such as page counts. It has also become an important repository for research, including working papers and reporting on research in progress.
Until recently, AAEA content was not getting uploaded to RePEc and the archives of AJAE were not available on the site. This was due in part to a technical issue with the way data was transferred between AAEA’s publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP). Through the diligent work of the AAEA Executive Board, technical staff at OUP, and technical staff at RePEc, the data issue was corrected and content is now available for AJAE and AEPP. We are grateful to the significant effort that our partners at OUP put into achieving this important recognition for our membership. We owe a special thanks to Byron Bonparth for his efforts.