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Publishing on EconStor

EconStor provides a basis for the free publication of academic literature in economics. Any research facility and any scholar may publish and permanently preserve relevant publications in economics on EconStor under the terms of Open Access. The self-uploading process on EconStor is intended mainly for entering texts already published and/or reviewed as postprints (author’s versions, final drafts) or original documents (publishers’ versions). You can also publish other types of documents (working or discussion papers and other preprints, theses, conference proceedings, research reports, expert opinions, reviews etc.) as long as they are not contained within series fully provided and maintained by EconStor.

Series such as working or discussion papers as well as e-journals are usually entered as complete collections by the EconStor team. This means that EconStor will take care of all steps from processing title data and supplementary data such as abstracts, keywords and JEL codes to the upload of PDF files. If you would like to publish your working paper on EconStor, please verify first that the corresponding working paper series is not yet available on EconStor. If you are the publisher of a series or an e-journal and would like to make these available on EconStor, please contact .

If you are using the self-uploading system for the first time, you have to register first. For this, you have to send an e-mail with your contact information and details regarding your academic institution to register first. For this, you have to send an e-mail with your contact information and details regarding your academic institution to . After the EconStor team has processed the information you will receive an e-mail with a link to the registration page.

An online form is provided for entering your documents which guides you step-by-step through the process of:

  1. entering a bibliographic description of your publication
  2. uploading the electronic full-text into EconStor
  3. verifying the entered bibliographic data and the uploaded document and
  4. concluding the licence agreement.

After you have entered your publications, our team at EconStor will check the information you provide and supplement it if necessary. After this, your document will be unlocked and thus be accessible in Open Access. You will receive confirmation by e-mail which also contains the persistent citable link to your publication.