RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 82 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers. The collected data is then used in various services that serve the collected metadata to users or enhance it.
So far, over 1,750 archives from 82 countries have contributed about 1.7 million research pieces from 2,100 journals and 4,000 working paper series. About 45,000 authors have registered and 75,000 email subscriptions are served every week. See below on how you can be part of this initiative.