Social Science Research Network


Full access to SSRN material is granted through institutional subscription, with free trial for individuals, while most paper downloadings and all journal abstracts are free of charge for any user. Some pages are available in text-only version.

Fee Policy

Full access to the site's material is granted through an institutional subscription, while individual users can either download for free the available papers from the SSRN eLibrary, or be entitled to a free trial, with free registration for journal abstracts

Free Retrieved Material

The vast majority of paper downloads from the SSRN eLibrary are free, and journal abstracts are also available free of charge, while some publishers and other institutions charge (usually low fees) users for full-text downloading

Linking Richness

Along with many internal links integrating the SSRN different databases, some external links are provided pointing to partner institutions and related resources