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What is SSRN?
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SSRN is an open-access online preprint community providing valuable services to leading academic schools and government institutions. Specializing primarily in social sciences, including economics, law, corporate governance, and humanities, SSRN is branching out in to other science disciplines providing opportunities for scholars to post their early research, collaborate on theories and discoveries, and get credit for their ideas before peer reviewed publication.
SSRN is instrumental as a starting point for PhD students, professors, and institutional faculty to post early-stage research, prior to publication in academic journals.
SSRN provides the online database of early scholarly research – a permanent and searchable online library – always available, worldwide. We make it simple for authors to post their working papers and abstracts. Academics and researchers can browse the SSRN data library and upload their own papers free of charge. Majority of papers can be downloaded from SSRN free of charge. Metrics on author rankings at a glance.
“We find the SSRN ranking and download features really helpful for indicating how 'successful' our authors and staff are; and those metrics travel well to indicate the broader esteem our work is held in.” Professor of Law & Associate Director,
Transitional Justice Institute, Dalriada House, Ulster University, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Our global networks offer an efficient way to keep-up-to-date on the latest research and connect with relevant peers. Metrics on author rankings at a glance.
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