Uploading Data to PhilPapers via FTP

Publishers can upload XML files containing metadata directly to our FTP. In order to use this protocol, you must first obtain a user id and password from the PhilPapers General Editors (contact us), and submit a list of the titles you would like to be indexed. Metadata should be uploaded as follows.

Connecting to the server

The FTP server is ftp.philpapers.org. You will use the username and password provided to you by the editors. You should connect via regular FTP, not sFTP. Both passive and active modes are supported.

What to upload

We accept metadata for journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters and edited anthologies. We strongly encourage publishers to submit book chapter information when possible.

Supported data formats

NLM Archiving and Interchange format versions 1.0 and 2.2 with one article per file. ONIX format versions 2.1 or 3.0. MARCXML Not all elements included in the examples are mandatory. For a regular journal article, the mandatory elements are: In addition, for book reviews: For books, the mandatory elements are: And where applicable: In addition, for book chapters: We also require audience and subject codes for books

Packaging the files

You can upload separate files or archives (zip, rar and tar are supported.) Uploaded files should have unique names. For example, files could be named sequentially ("upload1.zip", "upload2.zip", etc.). Metadata from different journals can be combined in the same zip files.

Important notes