The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a website which aims to rapidly disseminate social science research and facilitate communication among researchers.
It maintains a repository or 'eLibrary' of research for 24 social science disciplines or ‘research networks’, including economics, literature, information systems, law, management and sustainability.
The eLibrary has two parts: an abstract database, and a full-text repository.
You can upload your own papers to SSRN (and then others can download them for free), or choose to upload only abstracts and citations.
SSRN encourages readers and authors to directly communicate with each other and discuss their research, and publishes detailed author contact information.
You can use SSRN to:
Full-text publications uploaded to SSRN are indexed by Google Scholar.
SSRN provides an ‘Author Home Page’ for every author with publications indexed in the SSRN eLibrary.
You can access the home page for an author by clicking their name wherever it appears as a hyperlink in the SSRN system.
Each Author Home Page includes:
To create, update or correct your SSRN Author Home Page go to the SSRN User HeadQuarters (HQ).
SSRN User HQ accounts are free and you only need an email address and password to set one up.
SSRN's User HQ allows you to:
For more information see:
Before you update your details on SSRN, or upload any publications you should consider the risks and issues involved, such as security, confidentiality and copyright: