Repository: AgEcon Search

Full Name: AgEcon Search
Short Name (or Acronym): AES
Description: AgEcon Search is a free-to-user Web site that contains the full text of working papers, conference papers and journal articles in applied economics, including the subtopics of agricultural, consumer, energy, environmental, and resource economics.
Accepted Content Types: Conference papers and posters, Working papers and reports, Journal articles, books or book chapters, Theses or dissertations, pre-prints or post-prints of journal articles
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Agricultural and applied economics
Keywords: Web Repository, agricultural economics, resource economics, development, trade, food security, energy economics, agribusiness
Launch Date: 1995
Platform: TIND IR (
Platform Languages: Advanced Search available in French (effective July 2021) with all six UK languages to be added.
Record Count: Full text : 159 106
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: There is a small charge per paper for groups that ask us to submit their papers. Charges are from 1 to 5 USD per paper depending on how much extra processing is involved
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 7/8/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Internal, societies, donations, grants
Objectives: AgEcon Search will serve as the permanent archive for this literature and encourages authors and organizations to use this electronic library as the storehouse for additional appropriate scholarly electronic works.
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: University of Minnesota
Owner Short Name: UMN
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Academic institution
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : scientists are part of the advisory board . Five year terms
User Committees: Yes: Advisory Board, international representation. Five year terms
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Free, Only needed for submission or for using Personalization features.
Backups: Yes : Content is backed by TIND daily and also locally at the University of Minnesota, and will be migrated to a new platform if necessary.
Functional Description: Yes, instructions are available on the website ( and tutorials are also available on the University of Minnesota YouTube page (
Interoperability: Yes via API (for both read and write operations)
Metadata Formats: MARC XML
Metadata Languages: English is default. Metadata can be entered in any language. Alternate Title field is available for alt/2nd language.
Metadata Properties: Title, Authors, Subjects, Series, Volume, Issue, Page numbers, Dates, Language
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Free
Open Source: Yes : TIND's products and services are built on the foundation of the Invenio digital library framework (, an open source technology born at CERN.
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: Not required
Persistence of Content: Yes : AgEcon Search is committed to providing long-term access to the digital works it contains, and adheres to digital preservation best practices to ensure data accessibility, fixity, and usability in perpetuity
Preservation Policy: Yes : Content is backed up by TIND and also locally at the University of Minnesota, and will be migrated to a new platform if necessary.
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : BibTeX, MARC, MARCXML, DublinCore, EndNote, NLM, RefWorks and RIS
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar, RePEc, Semantic Scholar, unpaywall
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Prepubmed
Indexing/Search Europe PMC
Indexing/Search Scilit
Metrics Local function Downloads are visible to everyone

Yes, on metadata. Matomo
Text Mining Local function No : Full documents must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF; supplemental files may be in XLS, DOC, TXT, etc.
Accepted Content Languages: Any languages, title in english is required and abstract in english only if available
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content: Supplementary data can be associated with the preprint
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Author PID: Can be added by administrators, will soon be part of the submission process.
Availability of Associated Content: Files can be associated on the page
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: AgEcon Search does not hold the copyright to articles, working papers, conference papers, or other materials available in the repository. Authors of papers posted on AgEcon Search retain their copyrights. When authors have assigned or transferred rights to them, journal publishers hold copyrights to articles published in their journals which are contained in the AgEcon Search database.
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Contributing organizations screen their content beforehand.
Peer Review Status Indication: No
Persistent Identifier: DOI
Remaining Indrawn Item: When an item is removed, the original citation along with a brief statement will appear in its place.
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Immediate
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. Only one version is visble for readers
Who can Deposit?: Only organizations can post on the website : Universities, professional associations, research institutes and Government agencies
Withdrawal Authorisation: Items in AgEcon Search may be withdrawn upon the request of the contributor.
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. In special circumstances : whether the rules of the desposit agreement have been violated