RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 99 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 are then used in various services that serve the collected metadata to users or enhance it. So far, over 2,000 archives from 99 countries have contributed about 2.6 million research pieces from 3,000 journals and 4,600 working paper series. Over 50,000 authors have registered and 75,000 email subscriptions are served every week. See below on how you can be part of this initiative.