Women’s and Gender Studies research to benefit from a dedicated new network on SSRN – WGSRN


Rochester, New York, October 27, 2017

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announces SSRN, its world leading working paper repository and preprint server, today launches the Women’s and Gender Studies Research Network – WGSRN.

WGSRN launches with over 4,000 working papers from 16 different areas of Women’s and Gender studies, ranging from Women and Health to Feminist Theory and Philosophy.

Shirley Decker-Lucke, SSRN Publishing Director, said: “We’ve created this new network because women’s and gender research deserves a preprint space of its own. WGSRN is interdisciplinary, covering areas such as women and law, as well as specific areas of gender studies research. This is the third new network SSRN has launched this year, following the success of BioRN, our new biology network, and ChemRN, our new chemistry network. I’m sure WGSRN will prove to be just as popular.”

A preprint is the author’s own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy-editing, technical enhancements). A preprint server, or working paper repository as they are also known, allows users to share these documents.

Researchers can post preprints and working papers on WGSRN, share ideas and other early stage research, and collaborate. It allows users to quickly upload and read abstracts and full text papers, free of charge.

SSRN is part of Elsevier, which implemented the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) program across its eight core business worldwide, becoming one of the first information service and technology companies to attain the EDGE Assess Certification globally. Elsevier has formed Gender Working Groups to address issues of importance to the research community, such as enhancing sex and gender reporting in research articles and achieving gender balance on our journal editorial boards and conferences. Earlier in the year Elsevier, in partnership with global experts, launched its ground-breaking report, Gender in the Global Research Landscape, to provide an analytical framework for better understanding the role of gender within the structure of the global research enterprise.

Elsevier is also proud to support the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” and the Global Research Council’s Statement of Principles and Actions Promoting the Equality and Status of Women in Research.

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About SSRN
SSRN is a worldwide collaborative of over 350,000 authors and more than 2.2 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research. Founded in 1994, it is now composed of a number of specialized research networks. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by reviewing and distributing submitted abstracts and full text papers from scholars around the world. SSRN encourages readers to communicate directly with other subscribers and authors concerning their own and other's research. Through email abstract eJournals SSRN currently reaches over 400,000 people in approximately 140 different countries. www.ssrn.com

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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