SSRN announcement (comment)

Margaret DeLacy's picture

Friends:

This week, SSRN announced that it has developed and launched an improved citations and reference service.

http://ssrnblog.com/2019/06/13/ssrns-new-citations/

According to the SSRN website," SSRN is the number one research repository in the world, with networks within that span across multiple disciplines.SSRN hosts over 325,000 authors� submissions of nearly 600,000 papers and over 700,000 abstracts within the SSRN eLibrary, delivering over 100 million downloads."

https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/

After consulting their website, it seems to me that SSRN is notably lacking in collections in history--an unfortunate omission for a service that is named the Social Science Research Network.  However, if you wish to consult it for recent publications in other areas, I have found it to be easy to use.

For more on the current management and ownership of SSRN, you can consult the article:

"Elsevier Buys SSRN: What It Means for Scholarly Publication" by George H. Pike  for the publication Informaiton Today, July-August 2016

http://www.infotoday.com/it/jul16/Pike--Elsevier-Buys-SSRN--What-It-Means-for-Scholarly-Publication.shtml