The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is an open-access repository for scholarly papers in law, the social sciences, business, and some other disciplines. Hundreds of thousands of authors have posted abstracts and papers. SSRN has over 750,000 abstracts—and most of the papers are available for free download (PDF).
SSRN membership is free. Just click on the "REGISTER" link in the upper right of the screen.
Registering enables you to
Librarians at the LRC can assist faculty with getting their papers uploaded to SSRN. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with as much of the following info as you have available:
What version of my article can I post to SSRN?
USD's Legal Studies Research Paper Series through SSRN provides a method through which faculty publications can gain a wider reach. The series is distributed to thousands of subscribers worldwide and includes an abstract of your paper(s), contact information and links to the full, downloadable text within SSRN. Additionally, your paper can be included in up to 12 Subject Matter eJournals, which are distributed globally.