RatSWD Working Papers
In the RatSWD Working Papers series, conceptual and historical papers dedicated to research data infrastructures are published.
Working Paper Series of the German Data Forum (RatSWD)
The RatSWD Working Paper Series was launched at the end of 2007. The online series is exclusively publishing conceptual and historical works dealing with the organization of the German statistical infrastructure and research infrastructure in the social, behavioural, and economic sciences. Papers that appear in the series deal primarily with the organization of Germany’s official statistical system, government agency research, and academic research infrastructure, as well as directly with the work of the German Data Forum (RatSWD). Papers, addressing the aforementioned topics in other countries as well as supranational aspects are particularly welcome.
RatSWD Working Papers are non-exclusive, which means that there is nothing to prevent you from publishing your work in another venue as well: all papers can and should also appear in professionally, institutionally, or locally specialized journals.
The views expressed in the RatSWD Working Papers are exclusively the opinions of their authors and not those of the German Data Forum (RatSWD). Its funding organisations have not influenced the publications.
The RatSWD Working Paper Series is edited by the chair of the German Data Forum (RatSWD):
since 2020 Monika Jungbauer-Gans
2014–2020 Regina T. Riphahn
2009–2014 Gert G. Wagner
2007–2008 Heike Solga
All RatSWD Working Papers are also listed in RePEc (Research Papers in Economics).