RePEc Author Service

Frequently Asked Questions

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I do not remember my password, how can I get it?

Request an email with your password being sent to you.  Click here to do that.  This won’t work if the email you used when registered does not work anymore.

I do not have access to my old email address, how can I get a password reminder?

Ask us to change the email address for you.  Please provide old and new addresses.  We may ask for additional evidence to check for the validity of this address change.

Why do not all my works show up?

There can be various reasons: they are not in the database at all, the publisher provided faulty data, or your name variations are not appropriate.

What is in the database? — All data in RePEc is provided by the publishers or institutional archives. They may provide data for all or only part of their publications.  To see what is currently listed, check working paper series, journals, software components, books, and chapters (links lead to pages on the IDEAS site).

Faulty data — Data we get from publishers may contain different kinds of errors and inaccuracies, including typos in author names.  It makes finding such works automatically difficult.  But you may try manual search and try finding your works by its title.

Name variations — Name variations exist to help research profile’s automatic search find all your works that are in the database.  You should have a proper set of name variations listed (once logged in click on “NAMES”).  Indeed, publishers do not have a consistent way of referring to authors.  For example, John Edgar Smith may be listed as:

  1. John Edgar Smith
  2. John E. Smith
  3. John Smith
  4. J. Smith
  5. J. E. Smith
  6. Smith, John Edgar
  7. Smith, John E.
  8. Smith, John
  9. Smith, J.
  10. Smith, J. E.

not counting misspellings.  If you fill the first, middle, and last name fields on the name variations page, and then click on the “suggestions” button, you should have a good set of relevant variations.  Do not forget to “save”.

How can I get more of my works listed?

There are two ways.  Either get you publisher or department to participate.  Read instructions on how to proceed.  Or upload your works at Munich Personal RePEc Archive.  A day or two later, they will be listed at the RePEc Author service.

There is a misspelling in the description of a document.  Whom do I report it to?

Data we get from publishers may be incomplete or inaccurate. If you discover a misspelling or another inaccuracy in description of a document, go to its details page and find the technical contact email.  Send your corrections to this technical contact.

Citations profile… what is it about?

Citations profile collects citations to your works by other authors.  For details, read that page.

I have more questions

Please check expanded version of the FAQ on the IDEAS site.