By Kieron L Jones, on 4 February 2009
Economists Online aims to increase the worldwide visibility of economics research. It is a cross-searchable portal with a focus on quality economics research results. The portal offers faceted search technology and includes the individual profiles of hundreds of leading authors and their comprehensive publication lists, with links to many full texts free of charge. Over 300 researchers from 6 top economics institutions (The London School of Economics, Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Maastricht University, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) are currently feeding this first phase of the service.
Economists Online will act as a showcase for researchers and their Departments / Schools / Institutions, and in the second phase the service will grow to cover access to the direct research results of over 800 researchers in some 20 prestigious economics institutions (e.g. the universities of Oxford, Warwick and Carlos III Madrid). Additional functionality will include: full text searching, automated enrichment of bibliographies with JEL codes and metadata of references using text mining technology, multilingual JEL browsing in English, French, German and Spanish, multilingual searching (e.g. search in French and find English publications), RSS feeds and usage statistics.
Research from the UCL Department of Economics will be available from the finished version of the portal in the autumn. Economists Online is available at: www.economistsonline.org