Scandinavian Working Papers in Business Administration

How to join?

S-WoBA is open to all Economics working paper series at Nordic universities and research institutes. By participating in S-WoBA your working papers will receive greatly enhanced exposure, as can be seen from the statistics page. The papers are not only available from this site but also through the RePEc data base used by services such as EconPapers and IDEAS.

There is a SEK 2000 start up fee (to cover administration and support), after that participation in S-WoBA is free.

Joining S-WoBA is an easy 4-step procedure!

  1. Check that the terms under which full text files are made available is acceptable to your organization.
  2. Play around with the forms for adding papers and managing the bibliographic data.
    This is for a "test" working paper series and nothing gets published.
  3. Collect the following information
    1. The name of the series
    2. The organization responsible for the series
    3. The WP-coordinator (the person responsible for the adiministration of the series). Name and e-mail address.
    4. The appropriate way to write the number of a working paper. E.g. 98/01 or 345.
    5. If authors should be able to provide information about papers using the S-WoBA forms or if only the WP-coordinator should do this. (Note that all links to forms are for the fictitious test working paper series.)
    6. If an e-mail should be sent to authors notifying them about each of the following events. The paper is added to S-WoBA
      • The bibliographic data is updated
      • Full text files are uploaded for the paper
      • Full text are removed from the server
      • Send a monthly e-mail with access statistics for the paper
    7. Layout for the abstract html pages for the series.
      That is, the content of the header and footer of abstract pages.
      • A GIF or JPEG for the top right corner (preferably not larger than 200x200 pixels) and text for the header (name of series, for example).
      • How we should link back to your organization in the footer of the pages (the image in the top left corner will also be linked to your organization).
    8. Content of the page with instructions for authors. If you whish to have one at S-WoBA that is.
    9. Default values for department and address in the forms.
  4. Send the information by e-mail to Sune Karlsson ()

Once the working paper series is set up most of these settings can be modified by the Working Paper Coordinator.

The S-WoBA team