MyIDEAS is a recent service, so there are not yet many frequently asked questions. Feel free to ask for more.
- Do I really need to allow cookies to use MyIDEAS?
Unfortunately, yes. But be reassured that the cookie is only used so that we can attribute all changes in MyIDEAS to the right person. Nothing else is done with it. Just allow cookies from .repec.org (the cookie is also used to rate entries in the RePEc Biblio).
- I want to follow all the graduates from our department
No problem. Find your department on EDIRC, or follow the EDIRC link for your affiliation on your IDEAS profile. This brings you to your department's page on EDIRC. In the yellow box, there may be a link to "Publications by its alumni". Click that and if your MyIDEAS account is live, you will find the link to add all authors in one go. Note that if some people a missing from the list, amend the relevant entries in the RePEc Genealogy. You will need to repeat the procedure to add any newcomers.
- I want to follow all the affiliates from an institution
Do as in the previous question, only click on "Publications by its affiliates".
- I want to follow the students I advised
At this point, you have to add them individually. But in expectation of some future functionality in that respect, make sure they are listed as your students on the RePEc Genealogy.
- How do I get alerts though email?
There are no email alerts at this point. Visit your MyIDEAS account when you are ready to work on it. We are working to get email notifications, but this will take some time.
- How do I add to my bibliography an item discovered in MyIDEAS?
Once logged in, go to the abstract page for this item, then click on the button just under the top bar.
- How can I follow keywords?
Do a search on IDEAS, and once you are happy with the search settings, click on the button under the top bar. As you select which search keywords to follow, keep in mind that only the first 2000 search results will be monitored. A search that is too broad may miss new items, and may also overwhelm you.
- Any way to get an RSS feed?
That turns out to be quite complicated, especially as authentication is required. So, no, there is no RSS feed at this point.
- I just followed something. Why is nothing showing?
MyIDEAS will show any addition since the last time the timestamp was set. For a newly added item to follow, that timestamp is when you selected, or just about now. You need to wait for some new material to get added.
- Can I see who is following me?
No. Your monthly RePEc emails only tell you how many people are following you.
- I know something got published. Why did it not show up in MyIDEAS yet?
This is likely because the publisher has not indexed it in RePEc yet. Once done, it is available in MyIDEAS within 24 hours. For authors, they first need to add the work to their profiles.
- Can I set the timestamp back in time?
- Really? I accidentally clicked on a timestamp reset
We really cannot roll back time.
Comments and requests for additions are welcome. Send them to Christian Zimmermann.