Social Science Research Network Information & Instructions
What is the SSRN?
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.
Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. They now have hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions 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 51,500 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 31,100 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.
Subscribers receive email alerts when papers are distributed through the various SSRN networks.
How does one subscribe?
Members of the university community may subscribe to networks (Accounting, Economics, Financial Economics, Legal Scholarship, Management Research) within the SSRN and to individual papers and journals within the networks.
- Go to www.ssrn.com
- Click "Subscribe"
- Click on the network site license of your choice
- Click on "join an existing site"
- Fill in your email address and SUBMIT
- You will receive an email from SSRN with your userid and password
- Click on the link in the email to access the site
- Enter your userid & password, SUBMIT
- Check the networks to which you wish to subscribe, SUBMIT
- You will receive another email from SSRN, notifying you of the approval of your subscription. You must receive this before using the site
Once subscribed, you will receive email alerts when papers are added to the network, as well as be able to download the available full text documents.
How does one search and download papers?
Go to www.ssrn.com and click on "Search"
How does one change their subscriptions?
Go to umgt.ssrn.com/pub_login.cfm, enter userid and password, and click on subscriptions.