May 20, 2022

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) Database Reaches 3 Million Works Indexed Milestone

From the RePEC Blog:

The big news of the month [December 2019] is that there are now over 3 million works indexed in RePEc. This achievement would never have been reached without the help of our over 2,000 RePEc archive maintainers.

December 2019 Data

  • 3,000,000 works listed
  • 500,000 working papers with references
  • 8,000 ranked institutions

In Their Own Words

The heart of the [RePEc] 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.

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