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About SSRN

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.


Peter Burgess
IMPORTANT: By clicking the 'Continue' button, you agree to SSRN’s Terms of Use. You do not transfer copyright for any papers (or other documents) you post on SSRN. When you upload a paper, you give SSRN the non-exclusive right to post and distribute your paper. You retain the right to remove your paper from SSRN at any time. When you provide material to SSRN and accept our Terms of Use, you confirm to us that your submission does not violate other parties’ copyright or other proprietary rights. You may post your paper to SSRN only if you are the copyright owner, have the copyright owner’s permission, are permitted to do so under your publishing agreement or the publisher’s copyright policies (see for more information) or your institution’s license agreement or under a Creative Commons license. Generally, an author can convey this right, unless he or she has granted exclusive electronic rights to a publisher. If you have questions about copyright, please contact the publisher, your librarian or SSRN, and see our FAQ for more information. 1. What is the SSRN? ↑ back to top 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. To browse SSRN's eLibrary subject area networks, click here. 2. What is SSRN's Objective? ↑ back to top SSRN's objective is to provide rapid worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide. We allow publishers and other institutions to charge users for downloading papers while encouraging them to charge fees that are as low as possible. Our rule is that the price for such papers on SSRN must be equal to or below the lowest price that such papers are available anywhere on the web to non-subscribers. The vast majority of downloads of papers from the SSRN eLibrary are free. 3. What is SSRN's Commitment to Authors and Readers? ↑ back to top SSRN is committed to providing authors and readers with the highest quality, most reliable services in the distribution of research. Authors who have contributed their research to SSRN have trusted us with their intellectual output. We are committed to fulfilling that trust. We are scholars, and we respect, above all, our authors' rights in their material. We have never and will never behave opportunistically with our authors' material. You can count on this from SSRN and from each of us that help SSRN perform on its commitments. 4. What are SSRN's specialized Subject Area Networks? ↑ back to top Our global research networks offer an efficient way to keep-up-to-date on the latest research and connect with relevant peers. Including preprints in the SSRN community is a first step for scholars to make an impact with their research. SSRN is dedicated to the advancement of science through open sharing. To browse SSRN's eLibrary subject area networks, click here. 5. Which publishers and institutions does SSRN work with? ↑ back to top Through our Partners in Publishing program we work with over 1,800 scientific journals and research institutions who provide us information on forthcoming papers and permission to have their work posted to SSRN. Please select the 'Partners in Publishing' link on our home page or click here for a complete list of these publishers, journals, and institutions. If your institution would like information on how to participate, please send an email to: 6. How do I contact SSRN? ↑ back to top For General Customer Support Contact SSRN Help Desk Online Call 877-SSRNHelp (877 777 6435) in the United States, or +1 212 448 2500 outside of the United States SSRN 1239 University Ave, Floor 2 Rochester, NY 14607 Office Phone: 212 448 2500 Office Fax: 585 442 8171 7. Do I need an account to use SSRN? ↑ back to top Most of SSRN's core services are available to users without a SSRN account and without signing in. They include: Search or Browse the SSRN eLibrary View abstract pages for all papers Download free full text papers View Author pages for all authors View the Top 10 SSRN Rankings for authors, papers, institutions and subject matter areas Some of SSRN's services do require that you sign into your SSRN User Headquarters (HQ) account. This account is free and requires only an email address and password to set up. The services that require sign-in include: Submit a paper Subscribe to an eJournal View the references and citations tabs on a paper's abstract page View the entire SSRN Rankings list for authors, papers and institutions Submit and/or Register for a conference Make a purchase Manage your contact information including your institutional affiliation To sign in or to create a free SSRN User HQ account, go to Once signed in, you can change your User ID and Password, if you so choose, by clicking on the hotlinks located on the Welcome page. Many users find it useful to bookmark this SSRN User HQ sign in page. 8. What is the usage policy regarding personal information on the SSRN site? ↑ back to top SSRN highly values the personal information of its authors and users. No user of the SSRN website is allowed to use it to create e-mail lists to send bulk e-mails. We block automated harvesting of email addresses by 'spider' programs. The e-mail addresses posted on SSRN have never and will never be given or sold as a list. We will aggressively pursue all legal avenues to protect the privacy of our authors and users against unauthorized uses. For more details, see our Privacy Policy.
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