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FAQ for RePEc archive maintainers


Tips and tricks

  • How can I cut and paste abstracts from pdf files?

    In the Acrobat Reader, click on the box with a "T" and a square. Then you can select text, copy it with Ctrl-C and then paste it into your template. Be sure to read through what you just pasted. Indeed, sometimes, this results in pure garbage. Most of the times, little details need to be taken care of, like word breaks, apostrophes (typically from Word), ligatures (typically from LaTeX) or other little surprises.

  • I do not like the order in which my papers are displayed. What can I do?

    First, make sure the template has a date (Creation-date: for papers and software components, Year: for articles, books and chapters). This will ensure that you items will be listed in chronological order. To get better sorting within a year, make sure to give more details, like a Number: for papers, books and software components, a Chapter: number for chapters, Volume:, Issue: and Pages: for articles. Note the following and valid syntax variations for Creation-date:
    Creation-Date: 20051224
    Creation-Date: 200512
    Creation-Date: 2005
    Creation-Date: 2005-12-24
    Creation-Date: 2005-12

  • How can I learn about developments in RePEc?

    repec-announce is a mailing list where you various news and updates are announced. Subscribe here. Also, watch the monthly mailings you get as archive and series maintainer. Finally, have a look at the RePEc Blog.

  • How can I improve my series' impact factor?

    The impact factor is determined by how much your papers are cited by others. Thus, there is nothing you can do.

  • How can I get my papers' references to be listed?

    Reference and citation analysis is done by the CitEc project. Look there for details.

  • How can I get my series listed in EDIRC?

    Use the Provider-Institution: field along with the institution's handle as it is listed in EDIRC. Within two days, EDIRC will then list your series.

  • A working paper got published. How do I alert users about that?

    There are two ways:

    1. Use the Publication-Status: field and put a complete reference in it. It needs to start with Published in or Forthcoming in.
    2. If the article is listed in RePEc, use the Article-Handle: field, followed by the full RePEc Handle of that article.
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