By Mark Ayling, Product Manager
Working papers allow researchers to read articles without having to wait for them to go through the peer review process and be published in a journal, allowing them to stay up to date with the very latest thinking in their field. In fact, our survey of more than 850 business and social science researchers worldwide found that 81% of respondents used working papers as part of their research process.
We constantly look to refine our products based on research like this and are pleased to announce the addition of over 600,000 economics working papers to ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Central, and the ProQuest Business Collection.
Additions include metadata and links from the highly prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research and from RePEc, a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 84 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. These additions considerably boost this high-demand content type in economics, complementing existing working papers from IMF and the WorldBank and will be available in ProQuest in July 2015.All SSRN working papers will be removed at the end of July from ProQuest products. We fully expect the new working papers to be loaded before this time, which means that users will only see a major increase in this vital content.