Friday, June 13, 2008

Social Science Research Network: Everyone Can Be A Star

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

SSRN Research Networks:

Accounting Research Network (ARN)
Economics Research Network (ERN)
Entrepreneurship & Policy Network (ERPN)
Financial Economics Newtork (FEN)
Health Economics Network (HEN)
Information Systems Network (ISN)
Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)

Submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. We now have hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions in Partners in Publishing that provide working papers for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary and abstracts for publication in SSRN's electronic journals.

The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 188,200 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 151,200 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

The Networks encourage readers to communicate directly with authors and other subscribers concerning their own and others' research. To facilitate this we publish detailed author contact information including email addresses for authors of each paper. We also provide electronic delivery of the papers when authors wish us to do so from the SSRN eLibrary. You may also Browse the SSRN eLibrary, view our current Top Papers or search the electronic library for papers by Title, Author, or Journal/Topic.



SSRN eLibrary Statistics

Papers & Authors

Abstracts: 189,513
Full Text Papers: 152,264
Authors: 94,912
Papers Received in
Last 6 months: 20,336

Paper Downloads

To date: 21,683,352
Last 12 months: 5,370,136
Last 30 days: 587,886


Papers with Resolved References: 113,727
Total References: 3,772,715
Papers with Cites: 92,267
Total Cited by Links: 1,868,324
Papers with Resolved Footnotes: 14,355
Total Footnotes: 1,828,234


Definitions of Measures Associated with References, Cites, and Cited by



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