Repository: SSRN

Full Name: SSRN
Short Name (or Acronym): SSRN
Description: SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks.
Accepted Content Types: Papers and abstracts, gray literature, book reviews, multimedia files, and datasets, Preprints
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Multiple scientific fields including applied sciences, health sciences, life sciences, social sciences
Keywords: Social Sciences General
Launch Date: 5/1/16
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 816 075
Repository Type: Community-based
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 7/30/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: For Profit
Funding: Internal
Objectives: SSRN is joining Mendeley and Elsevier to coordinate our development and delivery of new products and services, and we look forward to our new access to data, products, and additional resources that this change facilitates
Countries: <a href="">Netherlands</a>
Owner Full Name: Elsevier
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Ownership Type: Publishing organisation (publisher)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees: No
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Free, Only needed for submission
Backups: No
Functional Description: No
Interoperability: No
Metadata Formats: Yes : SSRN provides RSS feeds and XML feeds of article metadata to institutions
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier (e.g. DOI), Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract, References
Method for Reuse of Metadata: On request
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: Asked to Researcher
Persistence of Content: Yes : Once the DOI has been assigned, it becomes a permanent record of that preprint. Revisions have no impact on the original DOI assignment.
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Function Service Details
Endorsement Local function Linked to Elsevier plateform
Metrics Local function Paper Statistics are captured on every Abstract Page. Metrics include usage data (article views and downloads) and other article-level metrics (Citations). Those are visible to everyone
Metrics PlumX Metrics
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Primary Research only
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Associated Editor: Elsevier
Associated Journal: Journals from Elsevier
Availability of Associated Content: Yes : Mendely Data
Journal Submission: Unrestricted. But publication in Elsevier journals facilitated
Licensing: SSRN is committed to respecting the authors' rights to their papers as well as that of the publisher. Written permission must be obtained from the rightsholder to re-use any copyrighted material
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI
Remaining Indrawn Item: Remove the attached PDF, Make it Privately Available, Make it inactive
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 48h
Versioning Policy: Accepts any new versions. Replace the older version of the paper.
Who can Deposit?: Anyone can post on the platform. Only an account is required ( The creation of the account is free).
Withdrawal Authorisation: Author or Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Due to a major revision or in case of plagiarism or ethical issues