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La dissémination de la recherche en sciences économiques: les « cahiers de recherche »
[Dissemination Research in Economics: the "Working Papers"]

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Publishing articles in Economics involves long time frames of up to several years from submission to publication. Consequently, journal contents tend to lag behind what is happening on the research frontier. The most usual sources of information on frontier research are conferences and "working papers," which are photocopied documents that circulate among certain scientists. This practice is fostering the emergence of exclusive small groups and prevents third parties from participating in pioneering research. The Internet has radically changed possibilities for access to working papers, but Internet access still needs to be organized and to allow others to read one’s work. This article describes the RePEc initiative, which effectively places all economists on the same footing and has become an essential instrument in its field. Similar initiatives in other fields are also investigated.

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  • Zimmermann, Christian, 2010. "La dissémination de la recherche en sciences économiques: les « cahiers de recherche »
    [Dissemination Research in Economics: the "Working Papers"]
    ," MPRA Paper 21029, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21029
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    Keywords

    economics; publication; research; working papers;

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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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