The RePEc Author Service aims to link economists with their research output in the RePEc bibliographic database. This means:
- Contact details of an author can be traced, even after he/she moves.
- A public research profile is built, showing all identified works.
- Author profile can be linked from the description of any work the author claimed as his/hers.
- A unique identifier for the author, the RePEc Short-ID, is created.
- It becomes possible to distinguish the works of homonyms.
- The author obtains regular statistics about downloads and new citations.
- The collected data is used for various rankings in Economics and Finance, including for authors and the institutions they are affiliated with.
In addition, the credentials created in this service can be used to log into other RePEc services that require authentication, like MyIDEAS.
By registering, a user creates a profile and an account in the system. The registration process requires a valid email address and takes several screens to go through. At the end, the system sends a confirmation email to the user. When the user opens the confirmation link in the email message, the user's data is saved and the account is activated.
When a profile is created and each time it is updated, it is written to a static web page with a short permanent address. It is also made available to other RePEc service that may use it on their site. This may happen with a delay of about a day.
Users enter their email address and a password to login. After login, any part of the profile can be changed.
Profile changes do not take effect until the user logs off or the sessions time out. Other RePEc services displaying your profile may take a day to mirror your changes.
Registered authors receive a monthly email with includes statistics on downloads and abstract views of their works as well as some citation analysis.
What this service is not
Leaving this aside, you will not find in this service:
- document submission. When claiming authorship you choose from a database of documents, but you cannot create new document entries; but read how to contribute document.
- a listing of registered persons or a search facility for them; but see listings on IDEAS or on Econpapers.
Service hosting is currently provided by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
To report a problem email the administrators. Try to be clear. Explain the context of events, all your actions that you think might be appropriate and be precise about the messages that system produced. HTML source or a screen shot of the problematic page might be of help.